elected but not yet installed in office; "the president elect"
selected as the best; "an elect circle of artists"; "elite colleges"
choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
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"
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"
eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
hit lightly with a picking motion
look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"
the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he pluc
selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
draw (liquor) from a tap; "tap beer in a bar"
dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes; "Glover tapdances better than anybody"
walk with a tapping sound
make light, repeated taps on a surface; "he was tapping his fingers on the table impatiently"
tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information; "The FBI was tapping the phone line of the suspected spy"; "Is this hotel room bugged?"
draw from or dip into to get something; "tap one's memory"; "tap a source of money"
furnish with a tap or spout, so as to be able to draw liquid from it; "tap a cask of wine"
a light touch or stroke
the act of tapping a telephone or telegraph line to get information
a plug for a bunghole in a cask
a tool for cutting female (internal) screw threads
a small metal plate that attaches to the toe or heel of a shoe (as in tap dancing)