Picked Pick"ed, a. 1. Pointed; sharp. ``Picked and polished.'' --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

Let the stake be made picked at the top. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes. [1913 Webster]

3. Carefully selected; chosen; as, picked men. [1913 Webster]

4. Fine; spruce; smart; precise; dianty. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Picked dogfish}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Dogfish}.

{Picked out}, ornamented or relieved with lines, or the like, of a different, usually a lighter, color; as, a carriage body dark green, picked out with red. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • picked — [pıkt] adj [only before noun] picked people have been specially chosen because they are very suitable for a particular job →↑handpicked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • picked — picked1 [pikt] adj. [< PICK3] 1. selected with care [picked men] 2. gathered from plants rather than from the ground, as berries picked2 [pik′id, pikt] adj. [ME < PICK …   English World dictionary

  • picked — index preferable, select Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • picked — *select, elect, exclusive …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Picked — Pick Pick (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • picked — picked1 /pikt/, adj. 1. specially chosen or selected, usually for special skill: a crew of picked men. 2. cleared or cleaned by or as if by picking: picked fruit. [1300 50; ME; see PICK1, ED2] picked2 /pik id, pikt/, adj. Chiefly Dial. having or… …   Universalium

  • picked — [[t]pɪkt[/t]] adj. 1) specially selected: a crew of picked men[/ex] 2) cleared or cleaned by or as if by picking: picked fruit[/ex] • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • picked — adjective (only before noun) chosen as being very suitable for a particular job or purpose: The assault group consisted of six picked men. see also: handpicked …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • picked — /pɪkt/ (say pikt) adjective 1. specially chosen or selected: a crew of picked workers. 2. cleared or cleaned, as of refuse parts, by picking. {pick1 (verb) + ed2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • picked — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from 3pick Date: 14th century chiefly dialect pointed, peaked II. adjective Etymology: 1pick Date: circa 1548 choice, prime …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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