Definition of Pickup in English :

Define Pickup in English

Pickup meaning in English

Meaning of Pickup in English

Pronunciation of Pickup in English

Pickup pronunciation in English

Pronounce Pickup in English


see synonyms of pickup


1. pickup, pickup truck

a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard

2. pickup

a warrant to take someone into custody

Example Sentences:
'put out a pickup on that man'

3. pick-me-up, pickup

anything with restorative powers

Example Sentences:
'she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her'

4. pickup

a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

5. getaway, pickup

the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

Example Sentences:
'his car has a lot of pickup'

6. pickup, pickup arm, tone arm

mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge

7. cartridge, pickup

an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable

8. pickup

the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places

Example Sentences:
'garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays'

9. pickup

the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of pickup
the act of picking up, as in fielding a rapidly rolling baseball
the process or power of increasing in speed; acceleration
3.  US
a small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
: in full pickup truck
4.  Informal
a casual or informal acquaintance, as one formed with hope of sexual activity
a person with whom such an acquaintance is formed
5.  US, Informal
improvement or recovery, as in trade
6.  US, Informal
a stimulant; bracer
in an electric phonograph, a device that produces audio-frequency currents from the vibrations of a needle or stylus moving in a record groove
the pivoted arm holding this device
the reception of sound or light for conversion into electrical energy in the transmitter
the apparatus used for this
any place outside a studio where a broadcast originates
the electrical system connecting this place to the broadcasting station
a small microphone attached to a vibrating surface, as in an electric guitar
adjective Informal
assembled informally for a single engagement, contest, etc.
a pickup jazz band or baseball team
of a game or job performed or played by those assembled in this way
designating a window at a restaurant where prepared food can be bought by customers in cars

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


see synonyms of pickup
a. The act or process of picking up: the pickup and delivery of farm produce.
b. Sports The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground: a good pickup and throw from third base.
c. Capacity for acceleration: a sports car with good pickup.
d. Informal An improvement in condition or activity: a pickup in sales.
e. Slang An arrest by a law enforcement officer.
2. One that is picked up, especially:
a. Passengers or freight: Taxi drivers expect good tips from airport pickups.
b. Informal A hitchhiker.
c. Slang A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
3. Accounting A balance brought forward.
4. Previous journalistic copy to which succeeding copy is added.
5. Music See upbeat.
6. One that picks up, especially:
a. A pickup truck.
b. The rotary rake on a piece of machinery, such as a harvester, that picks up windrowed hay or straw.
7. Electronics
a. A transducer that converts vibrations, as of a phonograph needle or guitar string, into electrical impulses for subsequent conversion into sound.
b. The tone arm of a record player.
a. The reception of light or sound waves for conversion to electrical impulses.
b. The apparatus used for such reception.
c. A telecast originating outside a studio.
d. The apparatus for transmitting a broadcast from an outside place to the broadcasting station.
Being, relating to, or involving a group of people assembled informally for a temporary purpose: a pickup orchestra; a pickup baseball game.

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