Definitions for SELECTsɪˈlɛkt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•lectsɪˈlɛkt(v.t.)

  1. to choose in preference to another or others.

  2. (v.i.)to make a choice; pick.

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  3. (adj.)chosen in preference to another or others; preferred.

  4. choice; of special value or excellence.

  5. careful in choosing; discriminating.

  6. carefully chosen; exclusive:

    a select group.

Origin of select:

1555–65; < L sēlēctus, ptp. of sēligere to choose =sē-se - +legere to gather

se•lec′tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

    "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"

  2. blue-ribbon(a), select(verb)

    selected or chosen for special qualifications

    "the blue-ribbon event of the season"

  3. choose, take, select, pick out(verb)

    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

    "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. select(verb)ɪˈlɛkt

    to choose

    Click to select the items you would like to purchase.

  2. select(adjective)ɪˈlɛkt

    chosen from a group as being important

    We only sell these products to select customers.

Wiktionary

  1. select(Verb)

    To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.

  2. select(Adjective)

    Privileged, specially selected.

    Only a select few were allowed to the premiere.

  3. select(Adjective)

    Of high quality; top-notch.

    This is a select cut of beef.

  4. Select(Noun)

    A button (of a joystick, joypad or similar device) that, when pressed, activates any of certain predefined functions that usually, but not always, involve selecting something out of a list of items.

  5. Origin: From selectus, perfect passive participle of seligo, from se- + lego.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Select(adj)

    taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice

  2. Select(verb)

    to choose and take from a number; to take by preference from among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best authors for perusal

Freebase

  1. Select

    Select is the second studio album by Kim Wilde, released in May 1982. The first single from this album, "Cambodia", was released in November 1981 and signalled a different sound from the Wilde camp, with an electronic and synth sound different from The Enid sound of her last album. The songs were again written by Marty and Ricky Wilde and produced by Ricky Wilde. The lyrics of the songs were similar to the first album: the second single "View from a Bridge" and the album track "Wendy Sadd" seemed to be about suicide, "Chaos at the Airport" described a nightmare about flying and "Ego" was quite the opposite of a lovesong. "Can You Come Over" was recorded at the Wilde's home. The cover image was a photograph from Gered Mankowitz. This sequel to the debut album topped the charts in a host of European countries and hit #8 in Australia — although it did not surpass the success of its predecessor. The album was certified Silver in the UK.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SELECT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4506

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SELECT' in Verbs Frequency: #355

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SELECT' in Adjectives Frequency: #903

Anagrams of SELECT

  1. elects


Translations for SELECT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

select(adjective)

picked or chosen carefully

A select group of friends was invited.

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