se·​lect·​ed sə-ˈlek-təd How to pronounce selected (audio)
: select
specifically : of a higher grade or quality than the ordinary

Examples of selected in a Sentence

a selected brand of ice cream with an exceptionally high butterfat content
Recent Examples on the Web More than 1,800 people -- 336 more than last year -- stayed in an emergency shelter on a selected late January night this year, compared to the same time last year, according to new counts released Wednesday. oregonlive, 10 May 2023 The same precepts apply even if some other language is the selected primary language. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The Padres blocked the sale of tickets to anyone from Los Angeles County, or anywhere beyond San Diego County and a selected group of nearby areas. Staff Writer follow, Los Angeles Times, 22 Feb. 2023 These sizes are pre-selected and cannot be customized in the set. Addie Morton, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Mar. 2023 Before there were little screens attached to the back of everyone's headrests, in-flight entertainment was often limited to one pre-selected film shown on an airline's communal television screens. Emlyn Travis,, 8 Feb. 2023 Scheduled for July 2020, the craft will descend to a pre-selected landing site and use its Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) to contact the surface. Amber Jorgenson, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2018 Students who read from a list of pre-selected books, including this one, were rewarded with an ice-cream party. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, 7 Feb. 2023 For those who want a bit more structure, the Mirror also offers workout programs made up of pre-selected classes that give you a set workout plan for two to six weeks. Sam Gutierrez, Robb Report, 27 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of selected was in 1590

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“Selected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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