What does pickle mean?

Definitions for pickle
ˈpɪk əlpick·le

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pickle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. picklenoun

    vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar

  2. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishverb

    informal terms for a difficult situation

    "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"

  3. pickleverb

    preserve in a pickling liquid

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Picklenoun

    Etymology: pekel, Dutch.

    Thou shalt be whipt with wire, and stew’d in brine,
    Smarting in lingring pickle. William Shakespeare.

    Some fish are gutted, split and kept in pickle; as whiting and mackerel. Richard Carew, Survey of Cornwall.

    He instructs his friends that dine with him in the best pickle for a walnut. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 482.

    A third sort of antiscorbuticks are called astringent; as capers, and most of the common pickles prepared with vinegar. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    How cam’st thou in this pickle? William Shakespeare.

    A physician undertakes a woman with sore eyes; his way was to dawb ’em with ointments, and while she was in that pickle, carry off a spoon. Roger L'Estrange.

    Poor Umbra, left in this abandon’d pickle,
    E’en sits him down. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.

  2. Picklenoun

    or pightel. A small parcel of land inclosed with a hedge, which in some countries is called a pingle. Phillips.

  3. To Pickleverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Autumnal cornels next in order serv’d,
    In lees of wine well pickl’d and preserv’d. Dryden.

    They shall have all, rather than make a war,
    The Straits, the Guiney-trade, the herrings too;
    Nay, to keep friendship, they shall pickle you. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picklenoun

    see Picle

  2. Pickleverb

    a solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine

  3. Pickleverb

    vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc

  4. Pickleverb

    any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar

  5. Pickleverb

    a bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color

  6. Pickleverb

    a troublesome child; as, a little pickle

  7. Pickleverb

    to preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers

  8. Pickleverb

    to give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters

  9. Etymology: [Cf. D. pekel. Probably a dim. fr. Pick, v. t., alluding to the cleaning of the fish.]

Freebase

  1. Pickle

    In the computer programming language Python, pickle is the standard mechanism for object serialization; pickling is the common term among Python programmers for serialization. Pickle uses a simple stack-based virtual machine that records the instructions used to reconstruct the object. This makes pickle vulnerable to security risks by malformed or maliciously constructed data, that may cause the deserializer to import arbitrary modules and instantiate any object. Not all object types can be pickled automatically, especially ones that hold operating system resources like file handles, but users can register custom "reduction" and construction functions to support the pickling and unpickling of arbitrary types. Pickle was originally implemented as the pure Python pickle module, but, in versions of Python prior to 3.0, the cPickle module offers improved performance. In Python 3, users should always import the standard version, which attempts to import the accelerated version and falls back to the pure Python version.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pickle

    pik′l, n. a liquid of salt and water in which flesh and vegetables are preserved: vinegar, &c., in which articles of food are preserved: anything pickled: a disagreeable position: (coll.) a troublesome child.—v.t. to season or preserve with salt, vinegar, &c.—ns. Pick′le-herr′ing, a pickled herring: (obs.) a merry-andrew; Pick′le-worm, the larva of a pyralid moth.—Have a rod in pickle, to have a punishment ready. [M. E. pikil, prob. pick-le; Dut. pekel; Ger. pökel.]

  2. Pickle

    pik′l, n. (Scot.) a small quantity.—v.t. and v.i. to eat sparingly: to pilfer.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Pickle

    An acid solution for cleaning metal surfaces before electro-plating, galvanizing or other deposition of metal upon them.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pickle

    Water replete with saline particles, as brine-pickle for salt meat. The briny wave.

Rap Dictionary

  1. picklenoun

    Penis. "I got them chasing all after the pickle" -- Ludacris

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pickle in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pickle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of pickle in a Sentence

  1. Francis Collins:

    We in this country have somehowgotten all fractured into ahyperpolarized politicizedview that never should havebeen mixed with publichealth, it has been ruinous andhistory will judge harshlythose people who havecontinued to defocus theeffort and focus onconspiracies and things thatare demonstrably false. Shameon all us that we’ve gotten intothis kind of pickle.

  2. Alice Roosevelt Longfellow, about Calvin Coolidge:

    He appears to have been weened on a pickle.

  3. Martin Deboo:

    Unilever are in something of a pickle in Foods: a pickle that isn't going to be easy to get out of.

  4. Lisa Bragança:

    This is a real pickle for UBS to say the collateral value assigned to the closed-end fund shares is zero.

  5. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    I ate corned beef at Katz's, New York's greatest, greasiest, pickle-lined melting pot.

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  • ورطةArabic
  • conserva, envinagratCatalan, Valencian
  • nebezpečí, kyselá okurka, ohrožení, okurka nakládačkaCzech
  • eingelegte Gurke, Neckball, saure Gurke, Essiggurke, Gewürzgurke, eingelegtes Gemüse, pökeln, einlegenGerman
  • διαβολάκι, ζιζάνιο, γάρος, άλμη, τουρσίGreek
  • pekliEsperanto
  • vinagreta, pepinillo, picles, escabeche, escabechar, encurtir, conservar en vinagreSpanish
  • ترشی, خیارشورPersian
  • kurkku, etikkaliemi, suolaliemi, suolakurkku, liemi, pikkelsi, maustekurkku, säilöä, suolataFinnish
  • cornichon, pickles, salerFrench
  • saillScottish Gaelic
  • מלפפון חמוץHebrew
  • अचारHindi
  • թթվաջուր, անախորժ դրություն, թթու վարունգ, թթու, թթու դրած բանջարեղեն, թթու դնելArmenian
  • sottaceti, birichino, salamoia, pisello, cetriolino, diavoletto, pasticcio, cetriolo, situazione difficileItalian
  • מלפפון חמוץHebrew
  • 酢漬け, 塩水, 漬物, ピクルス, 漬け物, 漬けるJapanese
  • მწნილიGeorgian
  • ಉಪ್ಪಿನಕಾಯಿKannada
  • ALEXLatin
  • skābētLatvian
  • pīkaraMāori
  • туршија, кисела краставичка, корнишон, расол, закиселуваMacedonian
  • даршилсан ногооMongolian
  • puree, zoetje, augurk, pickles, pekel, worst, inmakenDutch
  • sylteagurkNorwegian
  • ogórek kiszony, marynataPolish
  • picles, conservado, salmoura, conservar, salmourarPortuguese
  • muraRomanian
  • рассол, солёный огурец, кислый огурец, квашеный огурец, соленье, солить, квасить, засолить, мариновать, засаливатьRussian
  • кисели краставац, kiseli krastavac, rasol, туршија, turšijaSerbo-Croatian
  • inläggning, inlagd, lag, saltgurka, ättiksgurka, lägga inSwedish
  • ஊறுகாய்Tamil
  • turşu, kornişon, salatalık turşusuTurkish
  • квашений огірок, рупа, квас, кваситиUkrainian
  • đồ chuaVietnamese
  • 泡菜Chinese

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