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Definition of "select" []

  • To take as a choice from among several; pick out. (verb-transitive)
  • To make a choice or selection. (verb-intransitive)
  • Singled out in preference; chosen: a select few. (adjective)
  • Of special quality or value; choice: select peaches. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a lean grade of beef. (adjective)
  • To choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Chosen in preference to another or others (adjective)
  • Of particular quality or excellence (adjective)
  • Limited as to membership or entry (adjective)
  • Careful in making a choice (adjective)

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Use "select" in a sentence
  • "Even the Palm Pre uses a quasimode to select text: the «select» quasimode is activated by holding down the shift key on the keyboard."
  • "I can't remember the exact name, but it was handed out after the match during the accolades process, and then became available in the title select menu."
  • "So the aspiring lady received what she called select company on a"