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  3  definitions  found 
  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.  ``One  peculiar  nation  to  select.'' 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  superior  grade;  "choice  wines";  "fine  wines"  "prime 
  beef";  "prize  carnations";  "quality  paper";  "select 
  peaches"  [syn:  {choice},  {fine},  {prime(a)},  {prize}, 
  2:  selected  or  chosen  for  special  qualifications;  "the 
  blue-ribbon  event  of  the  season"  [syn:  {blue-ribbon(a)}] 
  v  :  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"  [syn:  {choose},  {take}, 
  {pick  out}] 

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