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Definition 1: the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places - [noun denoting act]

Samples where pickup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays

(pickup is a kind of ...) the act of gathering something together

(... is a kind of pickup ) the collection and removal of garbage

Definition 2: the act of taking aboard passengers or freight - [noun denoting act]

(pickup is a kind of ...) the act of acquiring something

"I envied his talent for acquiring" "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving"

(... is part of pickup) the act of moving something from one location to another

Definition 3: a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pickup in the sense of this definition

(pickup is a kind of ...) an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling

(... is a kind of pickup ) a pickup truck with a gun mounted on it

Definition 4: an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pickup in the sense of this definition

(pickup is a kind of ...) a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa

(... is a kind of pickup ) a cartridge in which an output voltage is produced by the vibration of a piezoelectric crystal

(pickup is a part of ...) a sharp pointed device attached to the cartridge of a record player

(... is part of pickup) machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

Definition 5: mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for pickup in the sense of this definition

(pickup is a kind of ...) mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

(... is part of pickup) machine in which rotating records cause a stylus to vibrate and the vibrations are amplified acoustically or electronically

Definition 6: anything with restorative powers - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where pickup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her

Synonyms for pickup in the sense of this definition

(pickup is a kind of ...) a device for treating injury or disease

Definition 7: the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where pickup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his car has a lot of pickup

Synonyms for pickup in the sense of this definition

(pickup is a kind of ...) an increase in rate of change

"modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change"

Definition 8: a warrant to take someone into custody - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where pickup or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put out a pickup on that man

(pickup is a kind of ...) a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court

(pickup is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships - [noun denoting person]

(pickup is a kind of ...) a person with whom you are acquainted

"I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances" "we are friends of the family"

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