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4 definitions found
 for select
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Select \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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A few select spirits had separated from the crowd, and
           formed a fit audience round a far greater teacher.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Select \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."
     --Milton.
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           The pious chief . . .
           A hundred youths from all his train selects. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  select
      adj 1: of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize
             carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches" [syn:
             choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select]
      2: selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-
         ribbon event of the season" [syn: blue-ribbon(a), select]
      v 1: 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" [syn: choose,
           take, select, pick out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  183 Moby Thesaurus words for "select":
     accepted, adopted, advert to, allude to, analyze, appoint,
     appointed, approved, assign, be taken as, best, better, carried,
     champion, choice, choose, choose out, chosen, clannish, cliquish,
     closed, contradistinguish, cream, cull, dainty, decide between,
     delicate, demarcate, demark, denominate, denote, designate,
     designated, determine, differentiate, discriminate, discriminating,
     distinguish, divide, draw the line, elect, elected,
     elected by acclamation, elegant, elite, emblematize, embraced,
     espoused, ethnocentric, excellent, exceptional, excerpt, excluding,
     exclusive, exclusory, exquisite, extract, fat, favored, favorite,
     figure, fine, finest, finger, first-class, first-rate, fix, flower,
     for the best, glean, greatest, handpick, handpicked, inadmissible,
     indicate, insular, limited, make a selection, mark,
     mark the interface, matchless, mention, name, named, narrow,
     nominate, nominated, nonesuch, nonpareil, opt for, optimal,
     optimum, ordain, ordinate, paragon, paramount, parochial, passed,
     peerless, pick, pick out, picked, pin down, point at, point out,
     point to, preclusive, prefer, preferable, preferred, prescriptive,
     preventive, prime, privileged, prize, prohibitive, queen,
     quintessence, quintessential, rare, ratified, recherche, refer to,
     restricted, restrictive, screen, screen out, screened, seclusive,
     segregate, segregative, selected, selective, separate, separative,
     set, set a limit, set apart, set off, sever, severalize, sieve,
     sieve out, sift, sift out, signify, single out, snobbish, snobby,
     sort, sort out, special, specialize, specify, split hairs,
     stand for, state, stigmatize, stipulate, subdivide, subtilize,
     superior, superlative, supreme, surpassing, symbol, symbolize, tab,
     take, the best, the best ever, the tops, the very best, top,
     typify, unanimously elected, unmatchable, unmatched, unparalleled,
     unsurpassed, very best, winnow, xenophobic
  
  

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