Meaning of PICKING in English


/pik"ing/ , n.

1. the act of a person or thing that picks.

2. something that is or may be picked or picked up.

3. the amount picked.

4. pickings ,

a. scraps or gleanings: the pickings of a feast.

b. profits or gains; spoils.

[ bef. 900; ME; OE picung (once) a mark made by picking; see PICK 1 , -ING 1 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .