Definitions for: Select

[adj] selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
[adj] of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
[v] pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Webster (1913) Definition: Se*lect", a. [L. selectus, p. p. of seligere to select;
pref. se- aside + levere to gather. See Legend.]
Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more
valuable or exellent than others; of special value or
exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.

A few select spirits had separated from the crowd, and
formed a fit audience round a far greater teacher.

Se*lect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Selected; p. pr. & vb.
n. Selecting.]
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. ``One peculiar nation to select.''

The pious chief . . . A hundred youths from all his
train selects. --Dryden.

Synonyms: blue-ribbon(a), choice, choose, pick out, prime(a), prize, quality, superior, take

See Also: adopt, assign, center out, cream off, cull out, decide, determine, dial, draw, elect, empanel, espouse, excerpt, extract, fix, follow, go, go with, impanel, limit, make up one's mind, nominate, panel, pick, pick over, plump, propose, screen, screen out, set, set apart, side, sieve, sieve out, sift, single out, skim off, sort, specify, take out, think of, vote, vote in

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