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SELECT', v. t. [L. selectus, from seligo; se, from, and lego, to pick, cull or gather.] 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 persual; to select the most interesting and virtuous men for associates.

SELECT', a. Nicely chosen; taken from a number by preference; choice; whence, preferable; more valuable or excellent than others; as a body of select troops; a select company or society; a library consisted of select authors.




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SELECT', v. t. [L. selectus, from seligo; se, from, and lego, to pick, cull or gather.] 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 persual; to select the most interesting and virtuous men for associates.

SELECT', a. Nicely chosen; taken from a number by preference; choice; whence, preferable; more valuable or excellent than others; as a body of select troops; a select company or society; a library consisted of select authors.


SE-LECT', a.

Nicely chosen; taken from among a number by preference; choice: whence, preferable; more valuable or excellent than others; as, a body of select troops; a select company or society; a library consisting of select authors;


SE-LECT', v.t. [L. selectus, from seligo; se, from, and lego, to pick, cull or gather.]

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; to select the most interesting and virtuous men for associates.


Se*lect"
  1. 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. Macaulay.

  2. 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.

    The pious chief . . .
    A hundred youths from all his train selects.
    Dryden.

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Select

SELECT', v. t. [Latin selectus, from seligo; se, from, and lego, to pick, cull or gather.] 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 persual; to select the most interesting and virtuous men for associates.

SELECT', adjective. Nicely chosen; taken from a number by preference; choice; whence, preferable; more valuable or excellent than others; as a body of select troops; a select company or society; a library consisted of select authors.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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infecund

INFE'CUND, a. [L. infoecundus; in and foecundus, prolific.]

Unfruitful; not producing young; barren.

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