- selected with care: picked men
- gathered from plants rather than from the ground, as berries
Origin of pickedfrom pick
Origin of pickedMiddle English from pick
- Chosen by careful selection: a racing yacht sailed by a picked crew.
- Gathered, harvested, or plucked: baskets of picked cotton; a picked turkey.
Origin of pickedFrom pick 2
- Simple past tense and past participle of pick.
(comparative more picked, superlative most picked)
- Let the stake be made picked at the top.
- (zoology, of fishes) Having a pike or spine on the back.
- the picked dogfish
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.