select


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to select: New Look

se·lect

 (sĭ-lĕkt′)
v. se·lect·ed, se·lect·ing, se·lects
v.tr.
To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
v.intr.
To make a choice or selection.
adj.
1. Singled out in preference; chosen: a select few.
2. Of special quality or value; choice: select peaches.
3. Of or relating to a lean grade of beef.
4. Careful or refined in making selections; discriminating.
n.
1. One that is chosen in preference to others or because of special value.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Chosen or preferred items or people considered as a group. Often used with the.

[Latin sēligere, sēlēct- : sē-, apart; see s(w)e- in Indo-European roots + legere, to choose; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

se·lec′ta·ble adj.
se·lect′ness n.
se·lec′tor n.

select

(sɪˈlɛkt)
vb
to choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others
adj
1. also: selected chosen in preference to another or others
2. of particular quality or excellence
3. limited as to membership or entry: a select gathering.
4. careful in making a choice
[C16: from Latin sēligere to sort, from sē- apart + legere to choose]
seˈlectly adv
seˈlectness n

se•lect

(sɪˈlɛkt)

v.t.
1. to choose in preference to another or others.
v.i.
2. to make a choice; pick.
adj.
3. chosen in preference to another or others; preferred.
4. choice; of special value or excellence.
5. careful in choosing; discriminating.
6. carefully chosen; exclusive: a select group.
[1555–65; < Latin sēlēctus, past participle of sēligere to choose =sē- se- + legere to gather]
se•lect′ly, adv.
se•lect′ness, n.
se•lec′tor, n.

select

  • elegant - Comes from Latin eligere, "select."
  • eximious - Means "choice, excellent, select," or "distinguished."
  • garble - Originally meant "to sort out" or "to select in a biased way," and was applied to the selection and sorting out of individual passages from a person's writings or any separation of the good from the bad, of a selection of the worst and setting aside the better; it evolved to mean "to jumble, scramble."
  • select - From Latin legere, "choose," with the prefix se-, "apart."

Select

 a selection; a selected group of people or things; a part of a public house set aside.
Examples: a select of friends and acquaintances, 1733; of oysters, 1881.

select


Past participle: selected
Gerund: selecting

Imperative
select
select
Present
I select
you select
he/she/it selects
we select
you select
they select
Preterite
I selected
you selected
he/she/it selected
we selected
you selected
they selected
Present Continuous
I am selecting
you are selecting
he/she/it is selecting
we are selecting
you are selecting
they are selecting
Present Perfect
I have selected
you have selected
he/she/it has selected
we have selected
you have selected
they have selected
Past Continuous
I was selecting
you were selecting
he/she/it was selecting
we were selecting
you were selecting
they were selecting
Past Perfect
I had selected
you had selected
he/she/it had selected
we had selected
you had selected
they had selected
Future
I will select
you will select
he/she/it will select
we will select
you will select
they will select
Future Perfect
I will have selected
you will have selected
he/she/it will have selected
we will have selected
you will have selected
they will have selected
Future Continuous
I will be selecting
you will be selecting
he/she/it will be selecting
we will be selecting
you will be selecting
they will be selecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been selecting
you have been selecting
he/she/it has been selecting
we have been selecting
you have been selecting
they have been selecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been selecting
you will have been selecting
he/she/it will have been selecting
we will have been selecting
you will have been selecting
they will have been selecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been selecting
you had been selecting
he/she/it had been selecting
we had been selecting
you had been selecting
they had been selecting
Conditional
I would select
you would select
he/she/it would select
we would select
you would select
they would select
Past Conditional
I would have selected
you would have selected
he/she/it would have selected
we would have selected
you would have selected
they would have selected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.select - 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"
empanel, impanel, panel - select from a list; "empanel prospective jurors"
anoint - choose by or as if by divine intervention; "She was anointed the head of the Christian fundamentalist group"
field - select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
sieve, sift - distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
draw - select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
dial - choose by means of a dial; "dial a telephone number"
plump, go - give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates"
pick - select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
elect - choose; "I elected to have my funds deposited automatically"
excerpt, extract, take out - take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy
cull out, winnow - select desirable parts from a group or list; "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"
cream off, skim off - pick the best
pick over, sieve out - separate or remove; "The customer picked over the selection"
set apart, assign, specify - select something or someone for a specific purpose; "The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise"
single out - select from a group; "She was singled out for her outstanding performance"
decide, make up one's mind, determine - reach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
think of - choose in one's mind; "Think of any integer between 1 and 25"
specify, fix, limit, set, determine, define - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
adopt, espouse, follow - choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans; "She followed the feminist movement"; "The candidate espouses Republican ideals"
screen out, sieve, sort, screen - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
vote in - elect in a voting process; "They voted in Clinton"
elect - select by a vote for an office or membership; "We elected him chairman of the board"
nominate, propose - put forward; nominate for appointment to an office or for an honor or position; "The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"
vote - express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote; "He voted for the motion"; "None of the Democrats voted last night"
Adj.1.select - of superior gradeselect - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.select - selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"

select

verb
1. choose, take, pick, prefer, opt for, decide on, single out, adopt, single out, fix on, cherry-pick, settle upon They selected only bright pupils for selection.
choose reject, eliminate, turn down
adjective
2. exclusive, elite, privileged, limited, rarefied, cliquish a meeting of a very select club
exclusive indiscriminate

select

verb
To make a choice from a number of alternatives:
choose, cull, elect, opt (for), pick (out), single (out).
adjective
1. Singled out in preference:
2. Of fine quality:
3. Able to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions:
noun
One that is selected:
Translations
راقٍ، مُمْتاز، مُنْتَقىمُنْتَخَبيَخْتاريَخْتارُ
vybratvýběrovývybraný
vælgeeksklusiv
valima
valikoidavalita
izabrati
kiválaszt
valinnvelja
選ぶ
선택하다
atrankaatrankos būduatrenkantatrinkėjasparinkimas
elitārsīpašsizmeklētsizsmalcinātsizvēlēties
izbrati
välja
เลือก
lựa chọn

select

[sɪˈlekt]
A. VT [+ team, candidate] → seleccionar; [+ book, gift etc] → escoger, elegir
selected worksobras fpl escogidas
B. ADJ [school, restaurant, club] → selecto, exclusivo; [tobacco, wine, audience] → selecto
a select group of peopleun grupo selecto de personas
a very select neighbourhoodun barrio de muy buen tono
a select fewuna minoría privilegiada
C. CPD select committee Ncomité m de investigación

select

[sɪˈlɛkt]
adj
(= carefully chosen) → sélect(e), select inv
a select group of people → un cercle sélecte, un cercle select
a select few → quelques privilégiés
(= exclusive) [hotel, restaurant, club] → sélect(e), select inv
vt
(= choose) → sélectionner
He was selected to play for Scotland → Il a été sélectionné pour jouer dans l'équipe nationale écossaise.
(COMPUTING)sélectionnerselect committee n (British) (PARLIAMENT)commission f parlementaire (d'enquête)

select

vt(aus)wählen; (in buying also) → aussuchen; (Sport) → auswählen; (for football match etc) → aufstellen; (Comput) → markieren; selected poemsausgewählte Gedichte pl; select all (Comput: command) → alles markieren
vi(aus)wählen; (in buying also) → aussuchen; (Sport) → auswählen; (for football match etc) → aufstellen
adj (= exclusive)exklusiv; (= carefully chosen)auserwählt, auserlesen; a select feweine kleine Gruppe Auserwählter

select

[sɪˈlɛkt]
1. vt (team, candidate) → scegliere, selezionare; (book, gift) → scegliere
selected works → opere fpl scelte
2. adj (hotel, restaurant) → chic inv; (club) → esclusivo/a; (group) → ristretto/a; (audience) → scelto/a
a select few → pochi eletti mpl

select

(səˈlekt) verb
to choose or pick from among a number. She selected a blue dress from the wardrobe; You have been selected to represent us on the committee.
adjective
1. picked or chosen carefully. A select group of friends was invited.
2. intended only for carefully chosen (usually rich or upper-class) people. That school is very select.
seˈlection (-ʃən) noun
1. the act or process of selecting or being selected. a selection of boys for the choir; (also adjective) a selection committee.
2. a collection or group of things that have been selected. a selection of verses/fruit.
seˈlective (-tiv) adjective
having the power of choice and using it, especially carefully. She is very selective about clothes.
selˈlectively adverb
seˈlectiveness noun
seˈlector noun
a person who chooses, especially athletes, a team etc. The selectors have announced the cricket team to meet Australia.

select

يَخْتارُ vybrat vælge auswählen επιλέγω seleccionar valikoida sélectionner izabrati selezionare 選ぶ 선택하다 selecteren velge wybrać selecionar выбирать välja เลือก seçmek lựa chọn 选择

select

v. seleccionar, escoger.
References in classic literature ?
She took them with her one night to a select symposium, held in honor of several celebrities.
He opened a bottle of wine, of which he kept a small and select supply in a buffet of his own.
It added that the horses were at the disposal of themselves and any escort they might select, if they would kindly give the message to Whiskey Dick.
But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons, who should he less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman's heart, and disentangling its mesh of good and evil, than the sages of rigid aspect towards whom Hester Prynne now turned her face.
But that only made his little final auditory more compact and select, kept it, round the hearth, subject to a common thrill.
So Ahab's proceedings in this matter were not unusual; the only strange thing about them seemed to be, that Starbuck, almost the one only man who had ever ventured to oppose him with anything in the slightest degree approaching to decision --one of those too, whose faithfulness on the look-out he had seemed to doubt somewhat; --it was strange, that this was the very man he should select for his watchman;
For instance, just now it was election time again--within five or six weeks the voters of the country would select a President; and he heard the wretches with whom he associated discussing it, and saw the streets of the city decorated with placards and banners--and what words could describe the pangs of grief and despair that shot through him?
and Haley relieved himself by repeating over a not very select litany of imprecations on himself, which, though there was the best possible reason to consider them as true, we shall, as a matter of taste, omit.
Some of my townsmen, it is true, can remember and have described to me some walks which they took ten years ago, in which they were so blessed as to lose themselves for half an hour in the woods; but I know very well that they have confined themselves to the highway ever since, whatever pretensions they may make to belong to this select class.
That the executive head of a nation should be a person of lofty character and extraordinary ability, was manifest and indisputable; that none but the Deity could select that head unerr- ingly, was also manifest and indisputable; that the Deity ought to make that selection, then, was likewise manifest and indisputable; consequently, that He does make it, as claimed, was an unavoidable deduction.
The guides serve in rotation; you cannot select the man who is to take your life into his hands, you must take the worst in the lot, if it is his turn.
Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder anybody--he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.