Definition of Select

1. Verb. Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives. "They select him to write the letter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"




2. Adjective. Of superior grade. "Select peaches"
Exact synonyms: Choice, Prime, Prize, Quality
Similar to: Superior
Derivative terms: Choiceness

3. Adjective. Selected or chosen for special qualifications. "The blue-ribbon event of the season"
Exact synonyms: Blue-ribbon
Similar to: Superior

Definition of Select

1. a. Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Select

1. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Privileged, specially selected. ¹

3. Adjective. Of high quality; top-notch. ¹

4. Verb. To choose one or more elements of a set, ''especially'' a set of options. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Select

1. to choose [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: choose

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Select

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selane
selaphobia
selbri
selch
selcouth
seld
seldom
seldomer
seldomest
seldomly
seldomness
seldseen
seldsome
sele
select (current term)
select agent
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selectability
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selectees
selectest
selectin
selecting
selectins

Literary usage of Select

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal by New York (State). Legislature. Senate (1848)
"10 in the town of Chatham," be referred to a select committee consisting of ... Mr. Cole, from the select committee, reported complete the bill from the ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"Rept. of select committee on weights and measures, to which was referred ... April 10, Hept. of select committee, upon bill for protection of birds and ..."

3. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"THE selectION OF " select FICTION." PERHAPS it may be interesting to some of the JOURNAL readers to know something of the mental processes of the ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"moir of his brother, Rev. WC Burns, MA, missionary to China. A posthumous volume of ' select Remains ' was published in 1874. ..."

5. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston by Boston (Mass.). Registry Dept (1896)
"The select men doth order that Mr. Timothy Mather be spoken with all, ... The Same day the select men made a Rate for this County by warrant from the County ..."

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