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Picking Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    picking n
  1. 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" [syn: pick]
  2. the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
Picking Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Pick \Pick\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Picked; p. pr. & vb. n. Picking.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. Peck, v., Pike, Pitch to throw.]
  1. To throw; to pitch. [Obs.] As high as I could pick my lance. --Shak.
  2. To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
  3. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
  4. To open (a lock) as by a wire.
  5. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.
  6. To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket. Did you pick Master Slender's purse? --Shak. He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seems With an old tavern quill, is hungry yet. --Cowper.
  7. To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; -- often with out. ``One man picked out of ten thousand.'' --Shak.
  8. To take up; esp., to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; -- often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.
  9. To trim. [Obs.] --Chaucer. To pick at, to tease or vex by pertinacious annoyance. To pick a bone with. See under Bone. To pick a thank, to curry favor. [Obs.] --Robynson (More's Utopia). To pick off. (a) To pluck; to remove by picking. (b) To shoot or bring down, one by one; as, sharpshooters pick off the enemy. To pick out. (a) To mark out; to variegate; as, to pick out any dark stuff with lines or spots of bright colors. (b) To select from a number or quantity. To pick to pieces, to pull apart piece by piece; hence [Colloq.], to analyze; esp., to criticize in detail. 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <477459.88986.1294322163@catflap.bishopston.net>
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Picking'

  • Picking: Picking can mean: Various styles of guitar playing: Fingerpicking Flatpicking ... Hybrid picking Pattern picking Alternate-picking ...
  • Lock picking: Lock picking is the skill of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. ...
  • Guitar picking: Guitar picking is plucking or strumming the strings on a guitar . Picking can be done with one’s fingers, a guitar pick , or both. ...
  • Flatpicking: Flatpicking is a technique for playing a guitar using a guitar pick (also called ... See also Flatpicking styles : Alternate picking ...
  • Alternate picking: Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs strictly alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run ...
  • Tremolo picking: Tremolo picking or double picking describes the musical technique of picking on a guitar or other string instrument in which a single ...
  • Hybrid picking: Hybrid picking is a guitar -playing technique that involves picking with a pick and one or more fingers alternately or simultaneously. ...
  • Sweep-picking: Sweep picking is a technique used on the guitar in which a 'sweeping' motion of the pick is combined with a matching fret hand technique ...

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* One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. - Henry Louis Mencken

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