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.

  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.

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.]

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. Speaker Pelosi:

    With respect for the integrity of the investigation, with an insistence on the truth and with concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members, I must reject the recommendations of Representatives Banks and Jordan to Select Committee, the unprecedented nature of January 6th demands this unprecedented decision.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    They don't trust her because what they found out about the server and everything else, would you ever have found that out had you not gathered the information from Benghazi Select Committee?

  3. 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.

  4. Salvation Army Commander Kenneth Hodder:

    We are very challenged by the supply chain issues, that is why it's going to be critical that people go to their store, select the toy, and get it to the tree as quickly as possible, so we can get it out in the community.

  5. Nathan Strauss:

    While we intend to remain open where possible, out of an abundance of caution the windows of select stores in key cities will be boarded in anticipation of potential election related activity.

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