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English noun: pickup

1. pickup (artifact) a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard

Synonymspickup truck

Broader (hypernym)motortruck, truck

Narrower (hyponym)technical

2. pickup (communication) a warrant to take someone into custody

SamplesPut out a pickup on that man.

Broader (hypernym)arrest warrant, bench warrant

Domain usagecolloquialism

3. pickup (artifact) anything with restorative powers

SamplesShe needed the pickup that coffee always gave her.


Broader (hypernym)corrective, restorative

4. pickup (person) a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships

Broader (hypernym)acquaintance, friend

5. pickup (attribute) the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration

SamplesHis car has a lot of pickup.


Broader (hypernym)acceleration

6. pickup (artifact) mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge

Synonymspickup arm, tone arm

Broader (hypernym)mechanical device

Part meronymphonograph, record player

7. pickup (artifact) an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm of a record player that holds the needle and that is removable


Broader (hypernym)electro-acoustic transducer

Narrower (hyponym)crystal pickup

Part holonymstylus

Part meronymphonograph, record player

8. pickup (act) the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places

SamplesGarbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays.

Broader (hypernym)aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection

Narrower (hyponym)garbage collection, garbage pickup, trash collection, trash pickup

9. pickup (act) the act of taking aboard passengers or freight

Broader (hypernym)acquiring, getting

Part meronymconveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation

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