What does select mean?

Definitions for select
sɪˈlɛktse·lect

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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.

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

  2. select(Adjective)

    Privileged, specially selected.

    Only a select few were allowed to the premiere.

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

  3. select(Adjective)

    Of high quality; top-notch.

    This is a select cut of beef.

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

  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.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

    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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How to say select in sign language?

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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. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    The future of social entrepreneurship is no longer about looking up to a select few who have some kind of rare gift for implementing innovative ideas. Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you have both money and bread, you can select with whom your daughter to wed.

  3. Chit Wai:

    The next step after selecting local partners will be appointing an international consulting firm to help select a foreign partner for the joint-venture.

  4. Socialist Party head Jean-Christophe Cambadelis:

    If this primary, without preconditions and without prejudice, allows us to select the best candidate of the left, it's a good idea, and it must be organized, i have no worries. I think the most credible candidate in times of crisis is the president (Francois Hollande).

  5. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    When you look at the poll numbers of Hilary Clinton -- they've dropped. Unfavorable is pretty high because people say they don't trust her, 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? So if we really want to be able to show what this Planned Parenthood has done ... have the select committee get all the information, all the hearings. Win the argument to win the vote.

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