select


select
[[t]sɪle̱kt[/t]]
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selects, selecting, selected
1) VERB If you select something, you choose it from a number of things of the same kind.

[V n] Voters are selecting candidates for both US Senate seats and for 52 congressional seats...

[V n] With a difficult tee shot, select a club which will keep you short of the trouble...

[V-ed] The movie is being shown in selected cities. [Also V n for/from n]

Syn:
2) ADJ-GRADED: ADJ n A select group is a small group of some of the best people or things of their kind.

He was one of the small select group assembled by Penney, at the High Explosive Research centre.

...a select group of French cheeses...

As Faldo's final putt rattled in, he qualified to join a select band of illustrious sportsmen.

3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as select, you mean it has many desirable features, but is available only to people who have a lot of money or who belong to a high social class.

Christian Lacroix is throwing a very lavish and very select party.

...a meeting of a very select club.

Syn:
elite, exclusive

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  • select — sélect, ecte ou (inv.) select [ selɛkt ] adj. • 1831; sélecte h. XVIIe; angl. select « choisi »; lat. selectus ♦ Fam. et vieilli Choisi, distingué (en parlant des gens, des réunions mondaines). ⇒ chic, élégant. Le « monde select et pourri de l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Select — may refer to: * Select (SQL), a keyword in SQL * , an HTML element * Select (magazine), a British music magazine * MTV Select , a television program * Cable select, a setting on ATA devices that allows position on the cable to determine the role… …   Wikipedia

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