Definition of Pickle in English :

Define Pickle in English

Pickle meaning in English

Meaning of Pickle in English

Pronunciation of Pickle in English

Pickle pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pickle in English


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1. pickle

vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar

2. fix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle

informal terms for a difficult situation

Example Sentences:
'he got into a terrible fix'
'he made a muddle of his marriage'


3. pickle

preserve in a pickling liquid

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pickle
1. (often plural)
vegetables, such as cauliflowers, onions, etc, preserved in vinegar, brine, etc
any food preserved in this way
a liquid or marinade, such as spiced vinegar, for preserving vegetables, meat, fish, etc
4. mainly US and Canadian
a cucumber that has been preserved and flavoured in a pickling solution, such as brine or vinegar
5. informal
an awkward or difficult situation
to be in a pickle
6. British informal
a mischievous child
verb (transitive)
to preserve in a pickling liquid
to immerse (a metallic object) in a liquid, such as an acid, to remove surface scale

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see synonyms of pickle
any brine, vinegar, or spicy solution used to preserve or marinate food
a vegetable, specif. a cucumber, preserved in such a solution
a chemical bath used to clear metal of scale, preserve wood, etc.
4.  Informal
an awkward or difficult situation; plight
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpickled or ˈpickling
to treat with or preserve in a pickle solution

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of pickle
1. An edible product, such as a cucumber, that has been preserved and flavored in a solution of brine or vinegar.
2. A solution of brine or vinegar, often spiced, for preserving and flavoring food.
3. A chemical solution, such as an acid, that is used as a bath to remove scale and oxides from the surface of metals before plating or finishing.
4. Informal A disagreeable or troublesome situation; a plight. See Synonyms at predicament.
5. Baseball A rundown.
tr.v. pick·led, pick·ling, pick·les
1. To preserve or flavor (food) in a solution of brine or vinegar.
2. To treat (metal) in a chemical bath.

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