- To choose a specific choice among various options.
- Please select your dinner from the menu.
- To choose a number of something among various options.
- Please select the songs you want from the list.
- To, mechanically, randomly, or by applying a set of rules, identify zero, one or many of something from a larger set.
- The program has selected all students with a failing average.
- Dutch: uitkiezen
- French: choisir, selectionner
- German: auswí¤hlen
- Italian: scegliere
- Spanish: seleccionar
- privileged, specially selected.
Etymology: From Latin selectus, from seligere "choose out, select," from se- "apart" + legere "to gather, select"
- Only a select few were allowed to the premiere.
The best of something. What you would choose if you could. This is a select cut of beef.
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