An example of select are the most valuable trees in a forest.
An example of select is the most flavorful cut of meat.
An example of to select is picking an outfit to wear for the day.
A select few.
Origin of select
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin sÄ“lÄ“ctus, perfect passive participle of sÄ“ligÅ (“choose out, select"), from sÄ“- (“without; apart") + legÅ (“gather, select").