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TOEFL BNC: 1614 COCA: 1733


1 select /səˈlɛkt/ verb
selects; selected; selecting
1 select
selects; selected; selecting
Learner's definition of SELECT
: to choose (someone or something) from a group选择;挑选
[+ object]
often used as (be) selected常用作(be) selected
[no object]
[+ object] computers : to choose (a particular action, section of text, etc.) especially by using a mouse(用鼠标)选择
2 select /səˈlɛkt/ adjective
2 select
Learner's definition of SELECT
[more select; most select]
: chosen from a group to include the best people or things精选的
always used before a noun : of the highest quality优等的;质优的
TOEFL BNC: 1614 COCA: 1733


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se·​lect sə-ˈlekt How to pronounce select (audio)
: chosen from a number or group by fitness or preference
: of special value or excellence : superior, choice
: exclusively or fastidiously chosen often with regard to social, economic, or cultural characteristics
: judicious or restrictive in choice : discriminating
pleased with the select appreciation of his books Osbert Sitwell
selectable adjective
selectness noun
selector noun


2 of 3


selected; selecting; selects

transitive verb

: to choose (as by fitness or excellence) from a number or group : pick out

intransitive verb

: to make a choice


3 of 3


: one that is select
often used in plural

Example Sentences

Adjective Only a few select employees attended the meeting. A select committee was formed to plan the project. The group was small and select. A select number of people are invited. Only a select few will be accepted into the program. He only drinks select wines. Verb Please select one item from the list. The school will only select 12 applicants for enrollment. Knowing the importance of making the right choice, he selected carefully. Select “Insert” from the “Edit” menu. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
Schiff, who serves on the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol protests, also spoke to Gonzalez's supporters at the event and offered remarks favoring his candidacy in the race. Kyle Morris, Fox News, 10 Sep. 2022 Bannon, who served as Trump's chief strategist before departing the White House in August 2017, was found guilty in July of defying a subpoena from the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 6 Sep. 2022 The best documentary right now is the [Jan. 6 House select committee] hearings. Maria Fontoura, Rolling Stone, 23 Aug. 2022 The revelation comes as the agency transfers documents to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Isabella Murray, ABC News, 18 Aug. 2022 Cheney was one of the few Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and is the vice chair of the House select committee investigating the incident. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 17 Aug. 2022 Since the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol, Cheney has become the Republican Party's most forceful critic of Trump and has helped lead the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 17 Aug. 2022 The government scuffle over the missing texts comes as the House select committee investigating the Capitol assault considers adding additional hearings as early as September. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 16 Aug. 2022 The case covers some of the matters reviewed by the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and by the Justice Department inquiry examining efforts to disrupt the peaceful transfer of power. Eugene Scott, Tom Hamburger, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2022
Prospective students have used the list to compare and select schools. Alyssa Lukpat, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022 Click on ‘File’ from the top menu bar and select ‘New Screen Recording’. Toby Grey, BGR, 13 Sep. 2022 For example, Elie Scott was the only one to select quixotic. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 13 Sep. 2022 Under the new rules, nonbinary runners will not have to register in the men's or women's division, and will instead be able to select a nonbinary option for their gender. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 12 Sep. 2022 However, only the Peacock Plus package includes access to select titles offline on mobile devices. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2022 The color- and technology-forward collection touts customization, like the option to select the color of each individual panel on a refrigerator. Kristina Mcguirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Sep. 2022 One of the rewards for being in the league basement was the chance to select quarterback Trevor Lawrence and pass rusher Travon Walker with the top picks in the past two drafts. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 11 Sep. 2022 Community book clubs are encouraged to select this for discussion. Hartford Courant, 9 Sep. 2022
In testimony to the Jan. 6 House select committee, Ms. Hutchinson said, citing an account by Mr. Ornato, that Mr. Trump wanted to be driven to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and wrestled for the steering wheel with Secret Service agent Bobby Engel. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 30 Aug. 2022 And, ultimately, cropped them out in the final cover select. Loren Haynes, SPIN, 22 Aug. 2022 The Tigers will hold split-squad practices, with veterans practicing in the morning followed by a rookie practice (that, for number purposes, will include select returning players as well) in the evening. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 5 Aug. 2022 Now an All-Star select in his rookie season, Rodriguez is feeling better than ever. Natasha Dye, PEOPLE.com, 14 July 2022 The investigation from federal prosecutors is running alongside the wide-ranging examination of the events surrounding Jan. 6 from a House select committee, which concluded a tranche of eight public hearings last week, though more are expected. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 28 July 2022 Asked specifically about whether Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the House select committee, should face censure by the Illinois GOP, Bailey didn’t answer but used the opportunity to take a swipe at the Republican congressman. Jeremy Gorner, Chicago Tribune, 27 July 2022 The Justice Department has at times appeared to be lagging behind the House select committee, which has spoken to more than 1,000 witnesses, including some from inside the Trump White House. New York Times, 25 July 2022 Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing, has repeatedly criticized the House select committee for its investigation into the Jan. 6 riot, calling it one-sided and politically motivated. Teddy Grant, ABC News, 21 July 2022 See More

Word History



Latin selectus, past participle of seligere to select, from se- apart (from sed, se without) + legere to gather, select — more at suicide, legend

First Known Use


circa 1555, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1566, in the meaning defined at transitive sense


1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of select was circa 1555
TOEFL BNC: 1614 COCA: 1733


ADVERB | VERB + SELECT | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADVERBcarefully仔細挑選specially, specifically特意/專門挑選deliberately謹慎挑選arbitrarily, at random, randomly任意挑選;隨機選擇The winning entry will be selected at random by computer.獲勝者將由計算機隨機選出。automatically自動選擇The program automatically selects and stores the most frequently used data.程序會自動篩選並貯存最常用的數據。manually手工挑選personally親自挑選VERB + SELECTallow sb to, enable sb to允許某人挑選;使某人能夠選擇PREPOSITIONaccording to根據⋯選擇Students select modules according to their interests.學生根據個人興趣選擇學習模塊。as挑選為⋯They were selected as finalists for this year's awards.他們成為今年最終的獲獎人選。for為⋯選擇She has been selected for the team.她已入選該球隊。from從⋯中選擇You can select goods from our catalogue.您可從我們的商品目錄中挑選商品。PHRASESbe selected on the basis of基於⋯入選They were selected on the basis of size.他們靠規模入選。well selected精挑細選This anthology is well selected and presented.這部選集的文章經過精挑細選,而且編排頗具匠心。
TOEFL BNC: 1614 COCA: 1733
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0_0: Translations of select
  • # v.
    拔: choose, draw, extract, lift, pluck, select
    點: burn, dot, hint, kindle, light, select
    遴: choose, pick, pick on, pick over, select, select for appointment
    遴選: choose, pick, select, select for appointment
    掄: brandish, select
    芼: select
    銓: choose, judge, measure, select, weigh
    篩選: filter, select
    提選: choose, opt, pick, select
    挑: choose, select, incite, instigate, pick, poke
    挑定: choose, select
    挑揀: choose, pick, select
    挑選: choose, opt, pick out, select
    選: choose, elect, pick, select
    選拔: choose, decide, desire, indicate, pick, select
    選派: detail, select, appoint
    選擇: make a choice, choose, opt, pick, select
    擇: choose, pick, select, pick on, pick over
    摘: borrow, pick, pluck, select, take
    甄拔: choose, pick, pick on, pick over, select, single out
    擢: pull out, select
    諏: choose, consult, pick, pick on, pick over, select
  • # a.
    上等的: choice, plummy, select, superfine, tiptop
    選出的: elect, select
    優良的: select

0_0: Definitions of select
  • # verb.
    - carefully choose as being the best or most suitable.
    * he has been selected to take part
  • # adjective.
    - (of a group of people or things) carefully chosen from a larger number as being the best or most valuable.
    * he joined his select team of young Intelligence operatives

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