What is pick?

  • (noun): The person or thing chosen or selected.
    Example: "He was my pick for mayor"
    Synonyms: choice, selection
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pick:

... A pickaxe or pick is a hand tool with a hard head attached perpendicular to the handle ... a pickaxe has a head with a pointed end and a blunt end, and a pick has both ends pointed, or only one end but the international Oxford Dictionary of English states that both words mean the same, i.e ... A Mandrill is a miner's smallish pick for use in confined spaces ...
Pick And Roll - Other Variations
... Variations of the pick and roll are the pick and pop (or pick and fade), where the screener moves for an open jump shot instead of rolling to the basket, or the pick and slip, where the ...
Pick And Roll - Notable Uses
... on the Utah Jazz, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer also utilized the high-screen pick and roll to great success, and similarly Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire when they were paired on the Phoenix Suns ... According to Synergy Sports Technology, use of the pick and roll in the NBA rose from 15.6% of total plays in the 2004–05 NBA season to 18.6% in ... The pick and roll is also used extensively in box lacrosse, the sport played in the National Lacrosse League ...
Heath Shuler - Professional Football Career
... selection in the 1994 NFL Draft, taken by the Washington Redskins with the third overall pick ... controversy with fellow 1994 draft pick Gus Frerotte ... After the 1996 season, Shuler was traded to the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round pick in the 1997 draft and a third-round pick in 1998 ...
Florida Gators Women's Basketball - WNBA Basketball Players
... Monique Cardenas - Drafted with the 53rd overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Portland Fire after the Fire folded following her first season, she retired from ...

More definitions of "pick":

  • (verb): Harass with constant criticism.
    Example: "Don't always pick on your little brother"
    Synonyms: blame, find fault
  • (verb): Look for and gather.
    Example: "Pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
    Synonyms: pluck, cull
  • (verb): Pay for something.
    Example: "Pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"
    Synonyms: foot
  • (verb): Eat intermittently; take small bites of.
    Synonyms: nibble, piece
  • (verb): Remove in small bits.
    Example: "Pick meat from a bone"
  • (noun): A thin sharp implement used for picking.
    Example: "He used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
  • (verb): Provoke.
    Example: "Pick a fight or a quarrel"
  • (noun): A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body.
    Example: "He was called for setting an illegal pick"
  • (verb): Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.
    Synonyms: pluck, plunk
  • (verb): Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example.
    Example: "Pick open the ice"
    Synonyms: break up
  • (verb): Hit lightly with a picking motion.
    Synonyms: peck, beak
  • (noun): A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
    Synonyms: plectrum, plectron
  • (verb): Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits.
    Synonyms: clean
  • (noun): A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends.
    Synonyms: pickax, pickaxe
  • (noun): The best people or things in a group.
    Synonyms: cream
  • (verb): Pilfer or rob.
    Example: "Pick pockets"
  • (noun): The quantity of a crop that is harvested.
    Example: "It was the biggest peach pick in years"
    Synonyms: picking
  • (noun): The act of choosing or selecting.
    Example: "You can take your pick"
    Synonyms: choice, selection, option
  • (verb): Select carefully from a group.
    Example: "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
  • (noun): The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
    Synonyms: woof, weft, filling

Famous quotes containing the word pick:

    Great writers arrive among us like new diseases—threatening, powerful, impatient for patients to pick up their virus, irresistible.
    Craig Raine (b. 1944)

    Friendship is learned by watching and listening to you. If she sees that your friends are people you like and trust and don’t pretend with—people who suit you—she probably won’t pick friends who just pass by, or people who can help her or improve her status. If you treat friends in a special way, if you are kinder, more generous, more sympathetic, more forgiving with friends, she probably will be, too.
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    My long two-pointed ladder’s sticking through a tree
    Toward heaven still,
    And there’s a barrel that I didn’t fill
    Beside it, and there may be two or three
    Apples I didn’t pick upon some bough.
    But I am done with apple-picking now.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)