pick-n; 11 Senses

Sense Number 1: a choice, preference, selection

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+selection][+preferred]
NOTE: refers to a thing in the world, not the act of deciding (Sense 3)
NOTE: in expressions preceded by 'the' often implies the best of a lot.

Who is your pick for mayor?
Take your pick from our extensive selection of colors and styles.
The black and white kitten is the pick of the litter. (literally)
The teachers considered her the pick of her class.
He was the first pick of several teams.
This monthly newsletter describes its favorite stock picks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: a yield or output of harvested crop

Commentary: PICK[+quantity][+yield][+crop][+harvested]

This was the largest peach pick in years.
This week the farmers markets are selling their first pick of lettuce.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the act of choosing or selecting

Commentary: PICK[+action][+choosing]

John's pick of a restaurant always takes an hour of deliberations.
She concluded that Mary's pick of a husband was made in desperation.
For the next card trick, Laura can have first pick. (she gets to choose)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 4: the woof yarn thread in weaving

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+thread][+weaving][+woof]

In weaving, the pick is woven across the warp yarn.
The pick of this fabric is a different color than the warp.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: a strumming plectrum for a guitar

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+strumming][+plectrum]

The guitarist used a pick and a 12-string for the next song.
I bought a couple of new guitar picks at the music store.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: a relatively small hand tool for digging or poking with

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+poking][+small]

Mary broke up the block of ice with an ice pick.
Dental hygienists use a pick to remove hard plaque from the teeth.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a large, heavy tool for breaking, striking

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+tool][+poking][+large]

They used picks and sledges to break up the big rocks.
John swung the pick over his shoulder and brought it down on the concrete.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a maneuver in basketball

Commentary: PICK[+action][+maneuver][+sports][+basketball][+screen]

He was called for setting an illegal pick.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 9: a wide-toothed comb

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+combing][+wide_toothed]

The stylist used a pick to comb out Mary's new perm.
Sally bought a set of hair picks at the drugstore.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2-4

Sense Number 10: a forepart point on a figure skate

Commentary: PICK[+entity][+artifact][+component][+point][+forepart][+blade][+ice_skate]

The skaters form their figures with the picks of their skate blades.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2-3

Sense Number 11: a blow or strike with a pointed implement

Commentary: PICK[+action][+blow][+implement]

He opened the can with a sharp pick to the lid.
The bird cracked open the nut with small successive picks to the shell.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1-1