What does select mean?

Definitions for select
sɪˈlɛktse·lect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, selectadjective

    of superior grade

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

  2. blue-ribbon(a), selectverb

    selected or chosen for special qualifications

    "the blue-ribbon event of the season"

  3. choose, take, select, pick outverb

    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. selectverb

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

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

  2. selectadjective

    Privileged, specially selected.

    Only a select few were allowed to the premiere.

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

  3. selectadjective

    Of high quality; top-notch.

    This is a select cut of beef.

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

  4. Selectnoun

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Selectadjective

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

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

  2. Selectverb

    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

    Etymology: [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

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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

Examples of select in a Sentence

  1. Allan Hanson:

    Often they will select a sperm donor from the kind of guy that she might have married, a lot of essays assume that the minute you can improve the genetic quality of your child you will do this, that this will become a fertility arms race. I don't find that in the research I've done. I don't see that changing.

  2. Dimantha Mathew:

    We saw a bit of activity taking place with select buying on fundamentally sound stocks on earning expectations.

  3. Michael Steel:

    It doesn't feel like the government shutdown fight, something that was kind of colossally stupid and public and unnecessary, it feels like the debate over creating the Benghazi Select Committee.

  4. Richard DeVos:

    If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, Here comes number seventy-one!

  5. Kevin McCarthy:

    Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? but we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping.

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