Definition of 'select'
Example sentences containing 'select'
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There were spaces available to select me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Five hundred families will be selected to join the scheme for six months. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Twelve jurors were selected and another twelve have been held in reserve. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those leading projects would be identified and expected to give evidence to select committees. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He has been courting a select band of senior journalists. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their chimps can select the right key to answer a question or to ask for something. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)This year he became part of a select group of victims. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The collection includes ranges for women and men and selected homeware pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is not available to be selected. The Sun (2015)They can select another of similar risk and have a similar expected return. Times, Sunday Times (2013)New legal powers to force witnesses to give evidence to select committees under oath. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They should be in flower by this time next year and the best colours can be selected for planting. The Sun (2010)There he showed her the burial plot that he and my grandmother had selected as their final resting place. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was no surprise that she subsequently joined the select team responsible for training and moderation across the entire examining panel. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The gaffer is also the one who selects the club 's transfer targets. The Sun (2015)The computer then automatically selects a low gear ratio, resulting in the same engine braking effect. Times, Sunday Times (2014)After this comes the final step, the select band. Christianity Today (2000)Based on what you see, you should select the correct club to help you play the shot. Winning Golf for Women (1993)You take a photograph of your room and it enables you to select a new colour for the walls from a fairly extensive palette. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'select'
British English: select /sɪˈlɛkt/ VERB
If you select something, you choose it from a number of things of the same kind.
A panel of judges selected the finalists.
- American English: select
- Arabic: يَخْتارُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: selecionar
- Chinese: 选择
- Croatian: izabrati
- Czech: vybrat
- Danish: vælge
- Dutch: selecteren
- European Spanish: seleccionar
- Finnish: valikoida
- French: sélectionner
- German: auswählen
- Greek: επιλέγω
- Italian: selezionare
- Japanese: 選ぶ
- Korean: 선택하다
- Norwegian: velge
- Polish: wybrać
- European Portuguese: selecionar
- Romanian: a selecta
- Russian: выбирать
- Spanish: seleccionar
- Swedish: välja
- Thai: เลือก
- Turkish: seçmek
- Ukrainian: відбирати
- Vietnamese: lựa chọn
British English: select ADJECTIVE
A select group is a small group of some of the best people or things of their kind.
...a select group of gourmet cheeses.
Definition of select from the Collins English Dictionary
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