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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. 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. Quan Nguyen:

    I'm here purely on a humanitarian mission, i've done the kicking in doors… I've done the picking up a weapon, but I feel that, at this point in my life, I can make a bigger impact by working on the humanitarian side.

  2. Lee Zeldin:

    When Adam Schiff is cherry-picking leaks, when hes withholding facts, when hes outright lying -- let the American ppl know that.

  3. Aimee Ramos-Price:

    In England they seemed to be picking random numbers [and] hoping it would make a difference, hoping it would shrink it, but it didn’t make a difference, they then offered steroids but I didn’t think it would be right giving a baby steroids— I was against it.

  4. Mike Smolak:

    There’s no reaching for the phone here — except to take a picture of the kids or grandkids picking a pumpkin, maybe, in the corporate world, people are forced to engage in team building.Here, we are offering family building, using the agricultural world!

  5. Melisa Gravelle:

    They (servers) do get berated at the tables and some come back very upset, the manager go to the table and they explain we’re not picking on parents, it’s just something that we feel in our hearts is something that we can do in order to help.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. defiant
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. equivalent
    • D. contiguous

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