What does SELECT mean?

Definitions for SELECTsɪˈlɛkt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SELECT.

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"

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

  3. Origin: [L. selectus, p. p. of seligere to select; pref. se- aside + levere to gather. See Legend.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Select

    sē-lekt′, v.t. to pick out from a number by preference: to choose: to cull.—adj. picked out: nicely chosen: choice: exclusive.—adj. Selec′ted.—adv. Selec′tedly.—ns. Selec′tedness; Selec′tion, act of selecting: things selected: a book containing select pieces.—adj. Selec′tive.—adv. Selec′tively, by selection.—ns. Select′man, in New England towns, one of a board of officers chosen annually to manage various local concerns; Select′ness; Select′or.—Select meeting, in the Society of Friends, a meeting of ministers and elders.—Natural selection, the preservation of some forms of animal and vegetable life and the destruction of others by the ordinary operation of natural causes. [L. seligĕre, selectumse-, aside, legĕre, to choose.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SELECT in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SELECT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dingell:

    If I were to select a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF.

  2. Matt Moore:

    I think any effort to oust Reince will fail and it's not the job of our nominee to select the RNC chair. It's the job of the RNC members to select the RNC chair.

  3. Joseph Addison:

    True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

  4. John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

    Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.

  5. John Rocco Savalli:

    The power trust is nothing more than a select group of dictators, with the same goals and objectives - but unlike the brutal dictators we study in history - this select group prefers to operate in the dark, behind banks, governments, politicians, companies, and so forth.”

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