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select

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adjective se·lect \sə-ˈlekt\

Simple Definition of select

  • : chosen from a group to include the best people or things

  • : of the highest quality

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of select

  1. 1 :  chosen from a number or group by fitness or preference

  2. 2a :  of special value or excellence :  superior, choiceb :  exclusively or fastidiously chosen often with regard to social, economic, or cultural characteristics

  3. 3 :  judicious or restrictive in choice :  discriminating <pleased with the select appreciation of his books — Osbert Sitwell>

selectable play \sə-ˈlek-tə-bəl\ adjective
selectness play \sə-ˈlek(t)-nəs\ noun
selector play \sə-ˈlek-tər\ noun

Examples of select in a sentence

  1. Only a few select employees attended the meeting.

  2. A select committee was formed to plan the project.

  3. The group was small and select.

  4. A select number of people are invited.

  5. Only a select few will be accepted into the program.

  6. He only drinks select wines.



Origin of select

Latin selectus, past participle of seligere to select, from se- apart (from sed, se without) + legere to gather, select — more at suicide, legend


First Known Use: circa 1555


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select

verb se·lect

Simple Definition of select

  • : to choose (someone or something) from a group

  • computers : to choose (a particular action, section of text, etc.) especially by using a mouse

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of select

  • transitive verb
    1. :  to choose (as by fitness or excellence) from a number or group :  pick out

    2. intransitive verb
    3. :  to make a choice

    Examples of select in a sentence

    1. Please select one item from the list.

    2. The school will only select 12 applicants for enrollment.

    3. Knowing the importance of making the right choice, he selected carefully.

    4. Select Insert from the Edit menu.



    1566

    First Known Use of select

    1566


    3

    select

    noun se·lect

    Definition of select

    1. :  one that is select —often used in plural



    1610

    First Known Use of select

    1610


    SELECT Defined for Kids

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    select

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    verb se·lect \sə-ˈlekt\

    Definition of select for Students

    selectedselecting

    1. :  to pick out from a group <I selected a ripe peach.>




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    adjective se·lect

    Definition of select for Students

    1. 1 :  chosen to include the best or most suitable individuals <select committees> <Select students participated in the program.>

    2. 2 :  of special value or excellence <a select hotel>




    Medical Dictionary

    select

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    intransitive verb se·lect \sə-ˈlekt\

    Medical Definition of select

    1. :  to cause a specified gene, trait, or organism to become more frequent or less frequent—usually used with for or against <animal breeders need to select simultaneously for improved conformity to breed characteristics and against defective genes causing disease>





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