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PICKLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pickle mean? 

PICKLE (noun)
  The noun PICKLE has 2 senses:

1. vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
2. informal terms for a difficult situation

  Familiarity information: PICKLE used as a noun is rare.


PICKLE (verb)
  The verb PICKLE has 1 sense:

1. preserve in a pickling liquid

  Familiarity information: PICKLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PICKLE (noun)


Sense 1pickle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("pickle" is a kind of...):

relish (spicy or savory condiment)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pickle"):

gherkin (any of various small cucumbers pickled whole)

caper (pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces)

dill pickle (pickle preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed)

sweet pickle (pickle cured in brine and preserved in sugar and vinegar)


Sense 2pickle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Informal terms for a difficult situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

fix; kettle of fish; jam; mess; muddle; pickle; hole

Context examples:

he got into a terrible fix / he made a muddle of his marriage

Hypernyms ("pickle" is a kind of...):

difficulty (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pickle"):

dog's breakfast; dog's dinner (a poor job; a mess)


PICKLE (verb)


Sense 1pickle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserve in a pickling liquid

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "pickle" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs pickle the vegetables


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