- to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
- to make a choice; pick.
- chosen in preference to another or others; selected.
- choice; of special value or excellence.
- careful or fastidious in selecting; discriminating.
- carefully or fastidiously chosen; exclusive: a select group of friends.
Origin of select
Examples from the Web for well-selected
One feels it to be a monument to the virtue of the well-selected bottle.A Little Tour in France
This large room was also furnished with a small but well-selected library.The Ranche on the Oxhide
Well-selected and well-bred Ayrshires make a splendid dairy herd.Hints on Dairying
T. D. Curtis
The mine exploded at a well-selected spot and the losses must be heavy.A Blue Devil of France
G. P. Capart
The book-cases were filled with well-selected volumes, handsomely bound.Siam
George B. Bacon
- to choose (someone or something) in preference to another or others
- Also: selected chosen in preference to another or others
- of particular quality or excellence
- limited as to membership or entrya select gathering
- careful in making a choice
Word Origin and History for well-selected
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.