choice, pick, selection(noun)
the person or thing chosen or selected
"he was my pick for mayor"
selection, pickax, filling, alternative, survival, excerption, picking, choice, plectrum, option, woof, plectron, excerpt, survival of the fittest, natural selection, cream, weft, extract, pickaxe
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"
the best people or things in a group
"the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
woof, weft, filling, pick(noun)
the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
pick, plectrum, plectron(noun)
a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
"he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
pick, pickax, pickaxe(noun)
a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
"they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body
"he was called for setting an illegal pick"
choice, selection, option, pick(verb)
the act of choosing or selecting
"your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
selection, extract, cream, survival, filling, alternative, excerption, picking, choice, plectrum, option, woof, plectron, excerpt, survival of the fittest, natural selection, weft, pickax, pickaxe
select carefully from a group
"She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
pick, pluck, cull(verb)
look for and gather
"pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
fleece, foot, clean, nibble, hustle, surcharge, beak, deplume, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, tweak, pull off, pull, roll, displume, find fault, tear, soak, plunk, blame, piece, break up, rob, peck, deplumate, pick off, plume, cull
blame, find fault, pick(verb)
harass with constant criticism
"Don't always pick on your little brother"
"pick a fight or a quarrel"
remove in small bits
"pick meat from a bone"
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
pilfer or rob
pay for something
"pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"
pluck, plunk, pick(verb)
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
"he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
roll, peck, hook, find fault, cull, flump, piece, blame, beak, plank, rob, displume, break up, plonk, deplumate, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, plump, pull, plop, clunk, dive, hustle, clean, foot, clump, plunk, plume, clop, pluck, deplume, plunge, pick off, nibble, plunk down, tear, tweak, plump down, gazump, fleece
pick, break up(verb)
attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
"Pick open the ice"
fragmentise, fragmentize, peck, decompose, collapse, sever, find fault, piece, blame, split up, dismantle, break up, recess, part, crock up, crash, cut off, fragment, interrupt, beak, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, clean, dissolve, foot, crack, plunk, cull, disassemble, break apart, pluck, nibble, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up
peck, pick, beak(verb)
hit lightly with a picking motion
nibble, pick, piece(verb)
eat intermittently; take small bites of
"He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
A choice may be among many things; an alternative is in the strictest sense a choice between two things; oftener it is one of two things between which a choice is to be made, and either of which is the alternative of the other; as, the alternative of surrender is death; or the two things between which there is a choice may be called the alternatives; both Mill and Gladstone are quoted as extending the meaning of alternative to include several particulars, Gladstone even speaking of "the fourth and last of these alternatives." Option is the right or privilege of choosing; choice may be either the right to choose, the act of choosing, or the thing chosen. A person of ability and readiness will commonly have many resources. Pick, from the Saxon, and election, from the Latin, picture the objects before one, with freedom and power to choose which he will; as, there were twelve horses, among which I could take my pick. A choice, pick, election, or preference is that which suits one best; an alternative is that to which one is restricted; a resource, that to which one is glad to betake oneself.
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- picCatalan, Valencian
- trsátko, krumpáčCzech
- чєсатиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Plektron, Pickel, Dietrich, Hacke, pflücken, PlektrumGerman
- pico, ganzúaSpanish
- tiirikka, valita, plektra, kampa, tonkia, valinta, poimia, harva, hakku, lukeaFinnish
- cueillir, écran, pioche, choix, choisir, médiator, prendreFrench
- բրիչ, քլունգArmenian
- stuzzicadenti, raccogliere, scegliere, piccone, barriera, prendere, plettro, sceltaItalian
- whawhaki, tāhora, whakiwhakiMāori
- копач, трнокопMacedonian
- kiezen, krabben, plukken, nemenDutch
- plukke, valg, hakke, velge, plekter, pilke, dirkNorwegian
- pegar, colher, escolher, picaretaPortuguese
- сорва́ть, плектр, вы́бор, собира́ть, срыва́ть, кайло́, выбра́ть, собра́ть, рва́ть, кирка́, выбира́ть, медиа́тор, отмы́чка, выбиратьRussian
- plocka, hacka, väljaSwedish
- seçmek, kazma, tezene, mızrap, pena, çalgıç, çilingirTurkish
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