verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- selden, john,
- select committee,
Origin of select
Examples from the Web for selected
At the time (and until 1913), U.S. senators were not popularly elected but were selected by the state legislature.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They selected an “easy mark” who turned out to be an off-duty NYC Housing Authority cop named James Carragher.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Its adaptability and breeding capabilities ensured that it would be selected for mass production on an unimaginable scale.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The remark comes to mind while reading The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1998, she was selected to represent Israel in the prestigious Eurovision contest, winning first place.
Fenton led the way into the smoking-room, selected a couple of chairs in the further corner, then held out his cigar case.People of Position|Stanley Portal Hyatt
"In Caesar's name," repeated the official, who had been selected for the duty of reading the Imperial message.Serapis, Complete|Georg Ebers
In the first place, one hundred lads were selected and handed over to the governor, as so many apprentices to the sea.The Crater|James Fenimore Cooper
From hundreds of clippings a few characteristic examples are selected.The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)|Ida Husted Harper
He had selected this spot in the event of the Powers not allowing his remains to be transferred to France or Ajaccio.The Tragedy of St. Helena|Walter Runciman
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.