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3 results for Select
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
    Synonym(s): choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select
  2. selected or chosen for special qualifications; "the blue- ribbon event of the season"
    Synonym(s): blue-ribbon(a), select
  1. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
    Synonym(s): choose, take, select, pick out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Select \Se*lect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Selected}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Selecting}.]
      To choose and take from a number; to take by preference from
      among others; to pick out; to cull; as, to select the best
      authors for perusal. [bd]One peculiar nation to select.[b8]
               The pious chief . . . A hundred youths from all his
               train selects.                                       --Dryden.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Select \Se*lect"\, a. [L. selectus, p. p. of seligere to select;
      pref. se- aside + levere to gather. See {Legend}.]
      Taken from a number by preferance; picked out as more
      valuable or exellent than others; of special value or
      exellence; nicely chosen; selected; choice.
               A few select spirits had separated from the crowd, and
               formed a fit audience round a far greater teacher.
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