(adjective, verb)


1. of superior quality

- select peaches

Similar word(s): superior, choice, prime, prize, quality

2. selected or chosen for special qualifications

Similar word(s): superior

Sentences with select as an adjective:

- Only a select few were allowed into the premiere.

- This is a select cut of beef.


1. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

- She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Similar word(s): choose, take

Definition categories: cognition, decide, determine

Sentences with select as a verb:

- He looked over the menu, and selected the roast beef.

- The program computes all the students' grades, then selects a random sample for human verification.