Definitions of select

  1. selected or chosen for special qualifications; " the blue- ribbon event of the season"
  2. 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"
  3. That which makes, or helps to make, anything such as it is; anything belonging to a subject, or predicable of it; distinguishing property, characteristic, or attribute; peculiar power, capacity, or virtue; distinctive trait; as, the tones of a flute differ from those of a violin in quality; the great quality of a statesman.
  4. Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
  5. 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.
  6. Chosen as more valuable than others; hence, of great excellence; exclusive, or made up of chosen persons; as, a select club.
  7. To take by choice from among others.
  8. Selector.
  9. To pick out from a number by preference: to choose: to cull.
  10. Picked out: nicely chosen: choice.
  12. Picked out; well chosen.
  13. To choose; cull.
  14. To take in preference to another or others; choose.
  15. Chosen; choice.
  16. Choice; preferable; more valuable or excellent than others.
  17. To choose; to take by preference from among others; to pick out.
  18. Picked; nicely chosen.
  19. To take by preference from among a number; to choose; to pick out.

Usage examples for select

  1. It takes so much time and trouble to select them that I have only strength left to wear them." – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  2. It took him two minutes to select the pass- key and determine how it worked, then the doors flew open one after another in quick succession. – King--of the Khyber Rifles by Talbot Mundy
  3. She chose to select the easier question for answer: " You ought to know me; we have been introduced." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Ill though it becomes you, I trust that-" " Enough," said I. " Alone I will select a bath. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  5. Why did he not himself come to select a uniform?" – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  6. It is most interesting to select foods from the groups above that would " eat well" together. – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  7. But only those who at home enjoyed social position and some private fortune would be admitted into this select circle. – Real Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  8. The next move was to select a judge of the court of appeals. – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  9. We try to select stocks having the greatest possibilities of profit with minimum risk, and the sample of our Service given in this chapter is proof of our success. – Successful Stock Speculation by John James Butler
  10. To- day it is a far more difficult matter to select an old farmhouse of sufficient distinction to remodel than it was even ten years ago. – Remodeled Farmhouses by Mary H. Northend
  11. How to Select Breeding Stock. – Natural and Artificial Duck Culture by James Rankin
  12. They were neither select nor clean. – Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul by T. G. Tucker
  13. If Miss Payne proposed to appoint for herself a guardian, who would she select? – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  14. Are you willing to go out to Cedarcrest for a few days, and entertain a select party, there? – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  15. Gaston knew no one, but he felt instinctively that he was among the most select society of the day. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  16. We will personally select them for you after the wedding. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  17. But even those that galloped on Were fewer every minute,- The field kept getting more select, Each thicket served to thin it. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  18. " If every man and every child is to select, how shall we ever have a creed? – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  19. She merely advised him to select another, better animal, telling him that he would soon be without a horse, and that good work deserved good wages, but at last she gave it to him. – Roumanian Fairy Tales by Various Compiler: Mite Kremnitz
  20. But will any one of the boys I should select become Prime Minister of England? – Britain for the British by Robert Blatchford