Select meaning

sĭ-lĕkt
The definition of select is a person or thing that is chosen, or determined to be excellent or best.

An example of select are the most valuable trees in a forest.

An example of select is the most flavorful cut of meat.

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To make a choice or selection.
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To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
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Chosen or preferred items or people considered as a group. Often used with the.
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Select is defined as to choose.

An example of to select is picking an outfit to wear for the day.

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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.
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Singled out in preference; chosen.

A select few.

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Of special quality or value; choice.

Select peaches.

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Of or relating to a lean grade of beef.
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Careful or refined in making selections; discriminating.
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One that is chosen in preference to others or because of special value.
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Chosen in preference to another or others; picked out, esp. for excellence or some special quality; picked.
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Choice; excellent; outstanding.
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Limited to certain people or groups; exclusive.
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To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
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To make a selection; choose.
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Privileged, specially selected.

Only a select few were allowed into the premiere.

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This is a select cut of beef.

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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.

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Origin of select

  • Latin sēligere sēlēct- sē- apart s(w)e- in Indo-European roots legere to choose leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin sÄ“lÄ“ctus, perfect passive participle of sÄ“ligō (“choose out, select"), from sÄ“- (“without; apart") + legō (“gather, select").

    From Wiktionary