• IPA: /sɪˈlɛkt/


  1. Privileged, specially selected.
    Only a select few were allowed into the premiere.
    • 18, Thomas Babington Macaulay, chapter 20, in The History of England from the Accession of James the Second, volume (please specify ), London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, OCLC 1069526323 ↗:
    • 1892, Walter Besant, chapter III, in The Ivory Gate: A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, […], OCLC 16832619 ↗:
      At half-past nine on this Saturday evening, the parlour of the Salutation Inn, High Holborn, contained most of its customary visitors. […] In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.
  2. Of high quality; top-notch.
    This is a select cut of beef.
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  • Portuguese: seleto
  • Spanish: selecto

select (selects, present participle selecting; past and past participle selected)

  1. To choose one or more elements of a set, especially a set of options.
    He looked over the menu, and selected the roast beef.
    The program computes all the students' grades, then selects a random sample for human verification.
  2. (databases) To obtain a set of data from a database using a query.
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select (plural selects)

  1. A button (of a joystick, joypad or similar device) that, when pressed, activates any of certain predefined functions that usually, but not always, involve selecting something out of a list of items.

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