Pickle Pic"kle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pickled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pickling}.] 1. To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers. [1913 Webster]

2. To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pickled — Pic kled, a. Preserved in a pickle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pickled — (engl.), in Essig u. Salz eingemacht …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • pickled — [pik′əld] adj. Slang intoxicated; drunk …   English World dictionary

  • pickled — [[t]pɪ̱k(ə)ld[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Pickled food, such as vegetables, fruit, and fish, has been kept in vinegar or salt water to preserve them. ...a jar of pickled fruit. ...little tins of pickled herring. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you… …   English dictionary

  • pickled — adjective Date: circa 1552 1. preserved in or cured with pickle < pickled herring > 2. drunk 1a < gets thoroughly pickled before dinner New Yorker > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pickled — pick|led [ˈpıkəld] adj 1.) pickled vegetables or fruits have been preserved in ↑vinegar or salt water ▪ pickled onions 2.) old fashioned informal drunk …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pickled — mod. alcohol intoxicated. (Very common.) □ She’s usually pickled by noon. □ It only takes a few drinks to get him pickled …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pickled — adj. Pickled is used with these nouns: ↑cabbage, ↑herring, ↑onion, ↑vegetables …   Collocations dictionary

  • pickled — pick|led [ pıkld ] adjective 1. ) INFORMAL OLD FASHIONED drunk 2. ) preserved in VINEGAR or salt water: pickled onions/herrings/walnuts …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pickled — adj Drunk, intoxicated. He gets pickled after only one beer. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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