Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pickup

9 senses of pickup

Sense 1
pickup, pickup truck -- (a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard)
       => truck, motortruck -- (an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling)

Sense 2
pickup -- (a warrant to take someone into custody; "put out a pickup on that man")
       => bench warrant, arrest warrant -- (a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court)

Sense 3
pickup, pick-me-up -- (anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her")
       => corrective, restorative -- (a device for treating injury or disease)

Sense 4
pickup -- (a casual acquaintance; often made in hope of sexual relationships)
       => acquaintance, friend -- (a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family")

Sense 5
pickup, getaway -- (the attribute of being capable of rapid acceleration; "his car has a lot of pickup")
       => acceleration -- (an increase in rate of change; "modern science caused an acceleration of cultural change")

Sense 6
tone arm, pickup, pickup arm -- (mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge)
       => mechanical device -- (mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles)

Sense 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)
       => electro-acoustic transducer -- (a transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa)

Sense 8
pickup -- (the act or process of picking up or collecting from various places; "garbage pickup is on Mondays and Thursdays")
       => collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation -- (the act of gathering something together)

Sense 9
pickup -- (the act of taking aboard passengers or freight)
       => acquiring, getting -- (the act of acquiring something; "I envied his talent for acquiring"; "he's much more interested in the getting than in the giving")

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