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.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The pious chief . . . A hundred youths from all his train selects. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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