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You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
Paul Robeson

Meaning of "picket" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PICKET

From French piquet, from Old French piquer to prick.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PICKET

picket  [ˈpɪkɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PICKET

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Picket is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb picket in English.

WHAT DOES PICKET MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Picket

Picket may refer to: ▪ Picketing, a form of protest ▪ A type of snow protection used by climbers as an anchor ▪ Picket fence ▪ Screw picket, a tethering device ▪ Picket line, to tether horses ▪ Picket, a small temporary military post closer to the enemy than the main formation ▪ Picket, a 16th and 17th century military punishment ▪ Picket a fairy chess piece, ▪ Picket Pool, a micro betting pool...

Definition of picket in the English dictionary

The first definition of picket in the dictionary is a pointed stake, post, or peg that is driven into the ground to support a fence, provide a marker for surveying, etc. Other definition of picket is an individual or group that stands outside an establishment to make a protest, to dissuade or prevent employees or clients from entering, etc. Picket is also Also: picquet. a small detachment of troops or warships positioned towards the enemy to give early warning of attack.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO PICKET

PRESENT

Present
I picket
you picket
he/she/it pickets
we picket
you picket
they picket
Present continuous
I am picketing
you are picketing
he/she/it is picketing
we are picketing
you are picketing
they are picketing
Present perfect
I have picketed
you have picketed
he/she/it has picketed
we have picketed
you have picketed
they have picketed
Present perfect continuous
I have been picketing
you have been picketing
he/she/it has been picketing
we have been picketing
you have been picketing
they have been picketing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I picketed
you picketed
he/she/it picketed
we picketed
you picketed
they picketed
Past continuous
I was picketing
you were picketing
he/she/it was picketing
we were picketing
you were picketing
they were picketing
Past perfect
I had picketed
you had picketed
he/she/it had picketed
we had picketed
you had picketed
they had picketed
Past perfect continuous
I had been picketing
you had been picketing
he/she/it had been picketing
we had been picketing
you had been picketing
they had been picketing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will picket
you will picket
he/she/it will picket
we will picket
you will picket
they will picket
Future continuous
I will be picketing
you will be picketing
he/she/it will be picketing
we will be picketing
you will be picketing
they will be picketing
Future perfect
I will have picketed
you will have picketed
he/she/it will have picketed
we will have picketed
you will have picketed
they will have picketed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been picketing
you will have been picketing
he/she/it will have been picketing
we will have been picketing
you will have been picketing
they will have been picketing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would picket
you would picket
he/she/it would picket
we would picket
you would picket
they would picket
Conditional continuous
I would be picketing
you would be picketing
he/she/it would be picketing
we would be picketing
you would be picketing
they would be picketing
Conditional perfect
I would have picket
you would have picket
he/she/it would have picket
we would have picket
you would have picket
they would have picket
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been picketing
you would have been picketing
he/she/it would have been picketing
we would have been picketing
you would have been picketing
they would have been picketing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you picket
we let´s picket
you picket
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to picket
Past participle
picketed
Present Participle
picketing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PICKET


aluminosilicate
əˌluːmɪnəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
borosilicate
ˌbɔːrəʊˈsɪlɪkɪt
certificate
səˈtɪfɪkɪt
counterpicket
ˈkaʊntəˌpɪkɪt
cricket
ˈkrɪkɪt
delicate
ˈdɛlɪkɪt
duplicate
ˈdjuːplɪkɪt
fecit
ˈfeɪkɪt
indelicate
ɪnˈdɛlɪkɪt
intricate
ˈɪntrɪkɪt
picquet
ˈpɪkɪt
quadruplicate
kwɒˈdruːplɪkɪt
silicate
ˈsɪlɪkɪt
snicket
ˈsnɪkɪt
syndicate
ˈsɪndɪkɪt
thicket
ˈθɪkɪt
ticket
ˈtɪkɪt
triplicate
ˈtrɪplɪkɪt
wicket
ˈwɪkɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PICKET

pickaxe
pickedness
pickeer
pickeerer
pickelhaube
picker
pickerel
pickerelweed
Pickering
pickery
picket duty
picket fence
picket line
picketboat
picketer
picketing
Pickford
pickier
pickiest
pickily

WORDS THAT END LIKE PICKET

air ticket
big-ticket
county cricket
day return ticket
dream ticket
entrance ticket
meal ticket
not cricket
on a sticky wicket
one-way ticket
open ticket
parking ticket
plane ticket
pocket
price ticket
raffle ticket
round-trip ticket
season ticket
speeding ticket
sticky wicket
test cricket

Synonyms and antonyms of picket in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «PICKET»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «picket» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of picket

Translation of «picket» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PICKET

Find out the translation of picket to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of picket from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «picket» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

聚集在…外抗议
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hacer un piquete en
570 millions of speakers

English

picket
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धरना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اعتصام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пикет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

formar piquete em frente de
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফাঁড়ি স্থাপন করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

organiser un piquet de grève
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Piket
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Streikposten aufstellen vor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピケを張る/ピケに立つ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

피켓 농성을 벌이다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Picket
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cây cọc
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மறியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धडधड
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kazık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

picchettare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pikieta
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пікет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pichet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στύλων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plakkaatbetoging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

postering
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

picket
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of picket

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PICKET»

The term «picket» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.475 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PICKET» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «picket» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «picket» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about picket

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10 QUOTES WITH «PICKET»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word picket.
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Julian Bond
Any time someone carries a picket sign in front of the White House, that is the First Amendment in action.
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Tom Brady
Life is not living in the suburbs with a white picket fence. That's not life. Somehow our American culture has made it out that that's what life needs to be - and that if it's not that, it's all screwed up. It's not.
3
Matt Dillon
I grew up with the white picket fence. My dad went to work nine to five, and he had a station wagon.
4
Luke Harding
By August 2008, we had left Voikovskaya and moved into a wooden dacha in the artists' colony of Sokol in north-west Moscow. The house was a haven amid the madness of the city: lily of the valley grew near our front gate, Virginia creeper decked the green picket fence.
5
Camryn Manheim
One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other.
6
Imelda Marcos
My dreams were always small and puny. All I ever needed was a little house with a little picket fence by the sea. Little did I know that I would live in Malacanang Palace for 20 years and visit all the major palaces of mankind. And then also meet ordinary citizens and the leaders of superpowers.
7
Paul Robeson
You want to shut up every Negro who has the courage to stand up and fight for the rights of his people, for the rights of workers, and I have been on many a picket line for the steelworkers too.
8
Gary Ross
In a complex and troubling world, who wouldn't want to simplify? Everybody does. Everybody wants to simplify and put up a picket fence.
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Gary Ross
Really, each era has its own false nostalgia. We all put a picket fence up around something. For my generation it was the '50s, and for other generations it will be something else. Change is scary for everyone, as is complexity, contradiction, and an uncertain future.
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Michael Vick
Yeah, you got the family dog and the white picket fence, and you just think that's all there is. Some of us had to grow up in poverty-stricken urban neighborhoods, and we just had to adapt to our environment. I know that it's wrong. But people act like it's some crazy thing they never heard of. They don't know.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PICKET»

Discover the use of picket in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to picket and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Black Picket Fences: Privilege and Peril Among the Black ...
Black Picket Fences is a stark, moving, and candid look at a section of America that is too often ignored by both scholars and the media: the black middle class.
Mary Pattillo-McCoy, 2000
2
Reading 'Desperate Housewives': Beyond the White Picket Fence
The book includes an episode guide tracing all those goings-on beyond that white picket fence.
Janet McCabe, Kim Akass, 2006
3
How to Build Wooden Gates and Picket Fences: 100 Classic Designs
Complete guide to building a picket fence includes comprehensive instructions to every step of fence and gate installation.
Kevin Geist, 1994
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How to Build Wooden Gates & Picket Fences: 2nd Edition
This revised edition goes through the appropriate steps for planning and locating a fence, setting posts, creating infill, and attaching gates and includes techniques for building the fence you want, advice on tools, materials, foundations, ...
Kevin Geist, 2011
5
Kamikazes, Corsairs, and Picket Ships: Okinawa, 1945
MILITARY HISTORY. This is the previously untold story of one of the most ferocious and prolonged air/naval battles in history: the battle at the radar picket stations during the American assault on Okinawa in the spring of 1945.
Robin L. Rielly, 2008
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Picket Fence Promises
Now he's here (living in my dream house!) and he wants to pick up where we left off--but how can I trust his picket-fence promises when he's not a believer in anything but himself?
Kathryn Springer, 2008
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Beyond the Picket Fence and Other Short Stories
An uplifting anthology of short stories, each accompanied by the author's personal insights into the characters or background of the tale, ranges from a delightful tale of camping the wilderness to enjoying a Disneyland Christmas, all the ...
Lori Wick, 2000
8
On Picket Duty and Other Tales
Louisa May Alcott. 0n. Picket. Duty,. and. ()ther. Tales. A TIMELESS CLASSIC. Louisa. May. Alcott. On Picket Duty, and Other Tales By Louisa May Alcott. Front Cover.
Louisa May Alcott, 2013
9
Porch Swings & Picket Fences: Love in a Small Town
Experience life's trials and triumphs in four American love stories written by beloved inspirational authors.
Lisa Tawn Bergren, Jane Orcutt, Suzy Pizzuti, 1999
10
Will Picket
Will is taken captive by a big rancher Major McKinney that wants his land in Colorado.
Doug Smith, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PICKET»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term picket is used in the context of the following news items.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to Westboro: Picket here and we will …
Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses the Nebraska Republican Convention in Grand Island, Neb., on July 14. (Nati Harnik, The Associated Press). «AL.com, Jul 15»
2
Can Mark Bittman coax foodies to the picket lines?
At a time when many of us check assiduously to make sure the food we eat is organic, grass fed and pesticide-free, we tend to pay less ... «Al Jazeera America, Jul 15»
3
91 unpaid doctors picket at CAGD
The 91 junior doctors who have not been paid for several months are this morning picketing at the premises of the Controller and Accountant ... «Starr 103.5 FM, Jul 15»
4
Westboro BC to picket funerals for Lafayette victims
LAFAYETTE - The controversial Westboro Baptist Church has announced via its Twitter account that the group will protest outside of the funerals of Lafayette ... «WBRZ, Jul 15»
5
Grave mistake prompts picket, calls for Kentucky to toughen …
His picket garnered more car honks of support than signatures Saturday. "We're not out here to show any disrespect to anybody who's having services here, "he ... «WAVE 3, Jul 15»
6
Protesters picket Memphis McDonald's over wages
Thursday a group of protesters lined up outside a Union Avenue McDonald's demanding higher wages. The protest was part of a nationwide ... «Memphis Business Journal, Jul 15»
7
On the picket line
verigreedy_0730 Bargaining began June 22 for 38,000 workers in the Verizon East district of the Communication Workers union and of System ... «Workers World, Jul 15»
8
Mental health workers in Berkshire Co. walk the picket line
And that's what NEWS10ABC heard time and again on the picket line in Pittsfield. Jessica Farr went to school for six years to be a clinical social ... «NEWS10 ABC, Jul 15»
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County workers hold picket outside Gerace Office Building
County workers hold picket outside Gerace Office Building. July 23, 2015. By JIMMY McCARTHY - OBSERVER Mayville Bureau , Observer Today. Save | Post a ... «Evening Observer, Jul 15»
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Unite Against Corruption to picket 'Nhleko report'
This‚ Unite Against Corruption said‚ will be preceded on August 7 by a picket outside the the National Assembly in Cape Town during the ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»

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