a.1.Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more valuable or exellent than others; of special value or exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Selected; p. pr. & vb. n. Selecting.]
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"
Synonyms: choose, pick out, take
Adj.1.select - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
Synonyms: choice, prize, quality, prime
2.select - selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue-ribbon event of the season"
Synonyms: blue-ribbon
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