What does select mean?

Definitions for select
sɪˈlɛktse·lect

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word select.

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.

  2. selectadjective

    Privileged, specially selected.

    Only a select few were allowed to the premiere.

  3. selectadjective

    Of high quality; top-notch.

    This is a select cut of beef.

  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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Selectadjective

    Nicely chosen; choice; culled out on account of superiour excellence.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    To the nuptial bow’r
    I led her, blushing like the morn: all heav’n,
    And happy constellations, on that hour
    Shed their selectest influence. John Milton, Parad. Lost.

    Select from vulgar herds, with garlands gay,
    A hundred bulls ascend the sacred way. Matthew Prior.

  2. To SELECTverb

    To chuse in preference to others rejected.

    Etymology: selectus, Latin.

    The footmen, selected out of all the provinces, were greatly diminished, being now scarce eight thousand strong. Richard Knolles.

    The pious chief
    A hundred youths from all his train selects. Dryden.

ChatGPT

  1. select

    Select, as a verb, typically means to carefully choose or pick out something from a group or range of options, based on particular criteria or preferences. It indicates the action of making a decision or expressing a preference among various alternatives.

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

  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

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

Wikidata

  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. Alfred Jarry:

    The virtue of dress rehearsals is that they are a free show for a select group of artists and friends of the author, and where for one unique evening the audience is almost expurgated of idiots.

  2. Grace Poe:

    You must be given the free choice to select your leader and respect it and not be manipulated by a few people.

  3. 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. Why? Because she's untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened had we not fought.

  4. House Speaker John Boehner:

    This investigation has never been about former Secretary of State Clinton and never will be, indeed, the Select Committee's very existence is only the result of the Obama administration's obstruction of routine congressional investigations and its failure to properly comply with subpoenas and document requests.

  5. Rich Bira:

    With HomeKit, setup is extremely easy for homeowners, once a user has unpacked the sensor and activated the battery, they just need to open the Apple Home app or Fibaro app on their smartphone or tablet and select ‘add device’ and scan the code, and it is immediately added.

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