What does the word select mean?

Usage examples for select

  1. I think of several persons among those I know, who are by no means lights upon a hill, whom I should select as companions for a journey rather than him. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  2. Why did you select me from all the millions of people on Earth? – Raiders of the Universes by Donald Wandrei
  3. There are several more of our fellow passengers who will select land on the same block when they hear that you and I have settled on it, and we shall soon have, I hope, a pleasant society about us. – Waihoura, the Maori Girl by W.H.G. Kingston