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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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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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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. Stacey Abrams:

    I would share your concern about not picking a woman of color, because women of color -- particularly Black women -- are the strongest part of the Democratic Party, Democratic Party, but that loyalty isn't simply how we vote, it's how we work, and if we want to signal that that work will continue, that we're going to reach not just to certain segments of our community, but to the entire country, then we need a ticket that reflects the diversity of America.

  2. Leila Roxo:

    Its a really quiet and safe town.Parents are OK just dropping off their kids and letting them walk around town, eat, have ice cream, buy something and then picking them up. Its pretty safe. the 8-year-old is definitely going to remember some stuff.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    Every day, Republican obstruction of Kavanaugh's record gets worse and worse, not only is a massively conflicted Republican lawyer, who previously worked for Judge Judge Kavanaugh, cherry-picking what documents Senate Judiciary Committee can see, he is now telling the Committee what the rest of the Senate and the American public can see -- and Republicans are playing along.

  4. Thomas Costerg:

    The weakness in the U.S. recovery is not like a cart losing its wheels because the labor market remains healthy and housing activity is picking up.

  5. Derrick Coleman:

    I need to make sure everybody knows they're not alone, i want to build a community where everybody's picking each other up.

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    a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
    • A. nidus
    • B. couvade
    • C. maculation
    • D. preponderance

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