Definition of select adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    select

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//sɪˈlekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈlekt//
     
     
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  1. 1[only before noun] carefully chosen as the best out of a larger group of people or things a select wine list Only a select few (= a small number of people) have been invited to the wedding. It was a very fashionable event with a select audience.
  2. 2(of a society, club, place, etc.) used by people who have a lot of money or a high social position synonym exclusive They live in a very select area. a select club
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin select- ‘chosen’, from the verb seligere, from se- ‘apart’ + legere ‘choose’.
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