(comparative more select, superlative most select)
- Privileged, specially selected.
- Only a select few were allowed into the premiere.
- Of high quality; top-notch.
- This is a select cut of beef.
(third-person singular simple present selects, present participle selecting, simple past and past participle selected)
- To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.
- He looked over the menu, and selected the roast beef.
- The program computes all the students' grades, then selects a random sample for human verification.
From Latin sÄ“lÄ“ctus, perfect passive participle of sÄ“ligÅ (“choose out, select"), from sÄ“- (“without; apart") + legÅ (“gather, select").