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Meaning of SELECT

Pronunciation:  si'lekt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
  2. [adj]  of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
  3. [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"

SELECT is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.