So imagine my surprise when I saw him scan the movie selections on the airline personal movie player and select Sex and the City.
And to a lesser degree, so it was last week when Afghans went to the polls to select a president.
ELIZABETH GAFFNEY When it came time to select summer interns—or editors, for that matter—George certainly did not want ugly ones.
1560s, from Latin selectus, past participle of seligere "choose out, single out, select; separate, cull," from se- "apart" (see secret (n.)) + legere "to gather, select" (see lecture (n.)). The noun meaning "a selected person or thing, that which is choice" is recorded from c.1600. New England selectman first recorded 1640s.
1560s, from select (adj.) or from Latin selectus. Related: Selected; selecting.