Select Definition

sĭ-lĕkt
selected, selecting, selects, selectest
verb
selected, selecting, selects
To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
Webster's New World
To make a selection; choose.
Webster's New World

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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adjective
selectest
Chosen in preference to another or others; picked out, esp. for excellence or some special quality; picked.
Webster's New World
Singled out in preference; chosen.
A select few.
American Heritage
Choice; excellent; outstanding.
Webster's New World
Limited to certain people or groups; exclusive.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to a lean grade of beef.
American Heritage
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noun
One that is chosen in preference to others or because of special value.
American Heritage
Chosen or preferred items or people considered as a group. Often used with the.
American Heritage

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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Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Select

Adjective

Base Form:
select
Superlative:
selectest

Origin of Select

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

    From Wiktionary

  • 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

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