KJV Dictionary Definition: pick
PICK, v.t. L. pecto.
1. To pull off or pluck with the fingers something that grows or adheres to another thing; to separate by the hand, as fruit from trees; as, to pick apples or oranges; to pick strawberries.
2. To pull off or separate with the teeth, beak or claws; as, to pick flesh from a bone; hence,
3. To clean by the teeth, fingers or claws, or by a small instrument, by separating something that adheres; as, to pick a bone; to pick the ears.
4. To take up; to cause or seek industriously; as, to pick a quarrel.
5. To separate or pull asunder; to pull into small parcels by the fingers; to separate locks for loosening and cleaning; as, to pick wool.
6. To pierce; to strike with a pointed instrument; as, to pick an apple with a pin.
7. To strike with the bill or beak; to puncture. In this sense, we generally use peck.
8. To steal by taking out with the fingers or hands; as, to pick the pocket.
9. To open by a pointed instrument; as, to pick a lock.
10. To select; to cull; to separate particular things from others; as, to pick the best men from a company. In this sense,the word is often followed by out.
To pick off, to separate by the fingers or by a small pointed instrument.
pick out, to select; to separate individuals from numbers.
To pick up, to take up with the fingers or beak; also, to take particular things here and there; to gather; to glean.
To pick a hole in one's coat, to find fault.
PICK, v.i. To eat slowly or by morsels; to nibble.
1. To do any thing nicely or by attending to small things.
PICK, n. A sharp pointed tool for digging or removing in small quantities.
What the miners call chert and whern--is so hard that the picks will not touch it.
1. Choice; right of selection. You may have your pick.
2. Among printers, foul matter which collects on printing types from the balls, bad ink, or from the paper impressed.
PICK'ED, pp. Plucked off by the fingers, teeth or claws; cleaned by picking; opened by an instrument; selected.
PICK'ING, ppr. Pulling off with the fingers or teeth; selecting.
PICK'ING, n. The act of plucking; selection; gathering; gleaning.