What does Picking mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. picking, picknoun

    the quantity of a crop that is harvested

    "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"

  2. pickingnoun

    the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)


  1. pickingnoun

    A gathering to pick fruit.

    We went to a strawberry picking last June.

  2. pickingnoun

    Items remaining after others have selected the best; scraps, as of food.

  3. pickingnoun

    Income or other gains, especially if obtained in a unscrupulous or objectionable manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picking

    of Pick

  2. Pickingnoun

    the act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick

  3. Pickingnoun

    the act of choosing, plucking, or gathering

  4. Pickingnoun

    that which is, or may be, picked or gleaned

  5. Pickingnoun

    pilfering; also, that which is pilfered

  6. Pickingnoun

    the pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks

  7. Pickingnoun

    rough sorting of ore

  8. Pickingnoun

    overburned bricks

  9. Pickingadjective

    done or made as with a pointed tool; as, a picking sound

  10. Pickingadjective

    nice; careful

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Picking' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1936

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Picking in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Picking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Picking in a Sentence

  1. Tim Cook:

    Someone is cherry-picking the candidates for voters, and that's un-American.

  2. Jesse Jackson:

    By circumventing the long established procedure for picking the city's top cop, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has loaded Chief Johnson down with baggage that reeks of backroom deals.

  3. Chris Sacca:

    Every few years I like picking a uniform so I wo n’t have to think too much about what to wear.

  4. Jeremy Zirin:

    The reason the Fed would raise rates is because growth dynamics are picking up, which would ultimately be a tailwind for markets, though markets will likely challenge that view with volatility, we remain constructive that equities will grind higher over the course of 2015, but there will be some volatility based on any changes to the view of when the Fed will announce its first rate hike.

  5. Indiana University Pasic:

    People are using the cover of technological distance, and just hoping people will make quick donations on the fly, if there is a genuine need, and a real case to be made, then try picking up the phone and talking with them about it.

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    difficult or impossible to perceive or discern
    • A. extroversive
    • B. indiscernible
    • C. ectomorphic
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