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pick·ing

 (pĭk′ĭng)
n.
1. The act of one that picks.
2. pickings Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
3.
a. often pickings Leftovers.
b. A share of spoils.

picking

(ˈpɪkɪŋ)
n
the act of picking someone or somethingthe act of gathering fruit or vegetables from the plantthe act of undoing a lock using something other than a key
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picking - the quantity of a crop that is harvestedpicking - the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years"
output, yield, production - the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); "production was up in the second quarter"
2.picking - the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
manual labor, manual labour - labor done with the hands
Translations

picking

[ˈpɪkɪŋ] N
1. [of fruit etc] → recolección f, cosecha f; (= act of choosing) → elección f, selección f
2. pickings (= leftovers) → restos mpl, sobras fpl; (= profits) → ganancias fpl
there are rich pickings for bargain hunters at these salesen esta liquidación hay pingües beneficios para los que van a la caza de gangas

picking

n
(= amount of fruit picked)Ernte f
pickings plAusbeute f; (= stolen goods)Beute f; most office workers regard pens as legitimate pickingsdie meisten Büroangestellten sehen es als ihr Recht an, Kulis mitgehen zu lassen (inf)or einzustecken; she went along to see if there were any pickingssie ging hin, um zu sehen, ob es für sie was zu holen gab; there are rich pickings to be hadda gibt es reiche Beute; easy pickings for thievesleichte Beute für Diebe
References in classic literature ?
Even now I can see no harm in picking a six-leaved clover.
That will not be breaking the Law, for it is already picked, and the crime of picking it is forgiven.
Hill had bought herself a pianner out of what she made picking, so she said, but she was very near, one wouldn't like to be near like that, and most people thought it was only what she said, if the truth was known perhaps it would be found that she had put a bit of money from the savings bank towards it.
She went on picking the leaves and digging around the plants with her hat pin.
She was growing interested in her occupation of picking out the aria, when there was a second rap at the door.
They went together, picking their way across muddy streets and sidewalks encumbered with the cheap display of small tradesmen.
Picking up a rock he hurled it into the gulch, where it rolled to the very entrance to the cave.
FAISALABAD -- Growers have been advised to adopt precautionary measures before the start of picking cotton in the fields.
The new features have been added to meet higher demand from existing customers and new business prospects, reflecting the increased use of this picking practice in retail distribution and Internet fulfilment operation.
gt; 9 : to gain or get back speed or strength <The wind is picking up.
Researchers say pick-to-light and other technologies really do improve picking speed and accuracy, helping to reduce labor costs.
Zimmerman Berry Farm has wide, well-maintained rows, making picking easy.