verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- selden, john,
- select committee,
Origin of select
Examples from the Web for select
All it needs is one more “pipe” to select and transmit the crucial information.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can even buy containers of their Cereal Milk in select stores.
And, second, we already use sortition to select an important deliberative body, the trial jury.Is It Time to Take a Chance on Random Representatives?|Michael Schulson|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until recently, being published was a pleasure afforded only to a select few.
He went through his entire database of over 70,000 images to select pieces for the Arizona show.
We may expect wisdom in the choice of the human agents we select.Among the Forces|Henry White Warren
This story was related to a select coterie of occultists assembled in social conclave at the headquarters in New York.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
Therefore, if we wanted to land in the Moon, the period of the Full Moon was the best period to select.All Around the Moon|Jules Verne
Particular care should be taken to select varieties that are capable of yielding a product of high quality.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
My letters no longer swamp me; I select now, guided by a sure instinct.'Neath Verdun, August-October, 1914|Maurice Genevoix
Word Origin for select
1560s, from Latin selectus, past participle of seligere "choose out, single out, select; separate, cull," from se- "apart" (see secret (n.)) + legere "to gather, select" (see lecture (n.)). The noun meaning "a selected person or thing, that which is choice" is recorded from c.1600. New England selectman first recorded 1640s.
1560s, from select (adj.) or from Latin selectus. Related: Selected; selecting.