What is select?

  • (verb): Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives.
    Synonyms: choose, take, pick out
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "select":

  • (adj): Selected or chosen for special qualifications.
    Synonyms: blue-ribbon

Famous quotes containing the word select:

    Why does he not know how to select servants? The ordinary procedure of the nineteenth century is that when a powerful and noble personage encounters a man of feeling, he kills, exiles, imprisons or so humiliates him that the other, like a fool, dies of grief.
    Stendhal [Marie Henri Beyle] (1783–1842)

    We hear the haunting presentiment of a dutiful middle age in the current reluctance of young people to select any option except the one they feel will impinge upon them the least.
    Gail Sheehy (b. 1937)

    We select granite for the underpinning of our houses and barns; we build fences of stone; but we do not ourselves rest on an underpinning of granitic truth, the lowest primitive rock. Our sills are rotten.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)