Synonyms for pick

Synonyms for (noun) pick

Synonyms: selection, option, pick, choice

Definition: the act of choosing or selecting

Usage: your choice of colors was unfortunate; you can take your pick

Similar words: action

Definition: something done (usually as opposed to something said)

Usage: there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions


Synonyms: pick

Definition: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body

Usage: he was called for setting an illegal pick

Similar words: basketball play

Definition: a play executed by a basketball team


Synonyms: pick, pickax, pickaxe

Definition: a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends

Usage: they used picks and sledges to break the rocks

Similar words: edge tool

Definition: any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)


Synonyms: pick

Definition: a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material

Usage: he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks

Similar words: hand tool

Definition: a tool used with workers' hands


Synonyms: pick, plectron, plectrum

Definition: a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: woof, weft, pick, filling

Definition: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Similar words: thread, yarn

Definition: a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving


Synonyms: selection, choice, pick

Definition: the person or thing chosen or selected

Usage: he was my pick for mayor

Similar words: deciding, decision making

Definition: the cognitive process of reaching a decision

Usage: a good executive must be good at decision making


Synonyms: cream, pick

Definition: the best people or things in a group

Usage: the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Similar words: elite, elite group

Definition: a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status


Synonyms: pick, picking

Definition: the quantity of a crop that is harvested

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

Similar words: production, output, yield

Definition: the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

Usage: production was up in the second quarter

Synonyms for (verb) pick

Synonyms: pick, clean

Definition: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Usage: Clean the turkey

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: pick

Definition: remove in small bits

Usage: pick meat from a bone

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: pick

Definition: select carefully from a group

Usage: She finally picked her successor; He picked his way carefully

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: blame, pick, find fault

Definition: harass with constant criticism

Usage: Don't always pick on your little brother

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: pick, piece, nibble

Definition: eat intermittently; take small bites of

Usage: He pieced at the sandwich all morning; She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Similar words: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?


Synonyms: pick, peck, beak

Definition: hit lightly with a picking motion

Similar words: strike

Definition: deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon

Usage: The teacher struck the child; the opponent refused to strike; The boxer struck the attacker dead


Synonyms: cull, pluck, pick

Definition: look for and gather

Usage: pick mushrooms; pick flowers

Similar words: collect, pull together, garner, gather

Definition: assemble or get together

Usage: gather some stones; pull your thoughts together


Synonyms: pick, break up

Definition: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example

Usage: Pick open the ice

Similar words: pierce

Definition: cut or make a way through

Usage: the knife cut through the flesh; The path pierced the jungle; Light pierced through the forest


Synonyms: pluck, plunk, pick

Definition: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

Usage: he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: pick

Definition: provoke

Usage: pick a fight or a quarrel

Similar words: provoke, kick up, call forth, evoke

Definition: evoke or provoke to appear or occur

Usage: Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple


Synonyms: pick, foot

Definition: pay for something

Usage: pick up the tab; pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages; foot the bill

Similar words: pay

Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please


Synonyms: pick

Definition: pilfer or rob

Usage: pick pockets

Similar words: rob

Definition: take something away by force or without the consent of the owner

Usage: The burglars robbed him of all his money