Definitions for choicetʃɔɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

choice*tʃɔɪs(n.; adj.)choic•er, choic•est.

  1. (n.)an act or instance of choosing; selection:

    a wise choice of friends.

  2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option.

  3. the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen:

    Blue is my choice for the rug.

  4. an alternative.

  5. an abundance or variety from which to choose.

  6. something that is preferred or preferable to others; the best part.

  7. (adj.)worthy of being chosen; excellent.

  8. carefully selected:

    choice words.

  9. (of meat) designating a grade between prime and good or prime and select.

    Category: Cooking

Idioms for choice:

  1. of choice,that is generally preferred:

    the treatment of choice.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom

* Syn: choice , alternative , option suggest the power of choosing between things. choice implies the opportunity to choose freely: Her choice for dessert was ice cream. alternative suggests a chance to choose only one of a limited number of possibilities: I had the alternative of going to the party or staying home. option emphasizes the right or privilege of choosing: He had the option of taking the prize money or a gift.

Origin of choice:

1250–1300; ME chois < OF, der. of choisir to perceive, choose < Gmc; see choose


Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, pick, selection(noun)

    the person or thing chosen or selected

    "he was my pick for mayor"

  2. choice, selection, option, pick(noun)

    the act of choosing or selecting

    "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

  3. option, alternative, choice(adj)

    one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen

    "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"

  4. choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)

    of superior grade

    "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"

  5. choice(adj)

    appealing to refined taste

    "choice wine"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. choice(noun)ʃɔɪs

    the ability or right to select from different things

    to have the choice between learning French or Spanish; He gave me the choice of doing it now or later.; I'd rather not go, but I have no choice.

  2. choiceʃɔɪs

    because you want to

    Some people remain childless by choice.

  3. choiceʃɔɪs

    the act of choosing

    You have to make a choice.; easy/difficult choices

  4. choiceʃɔɪs

    a thing or person that is or can be chosen

    all the choices available to you; my first/second choice; happy with her choice of a husband

  5. choiceʃɔɪs

    a range of things to choose from

    a wide choice; a choice of five different flavors


  1. choice(Noun)

    An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.

    Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?

  2. choice(Noun)

    One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.

    The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.

  3. choice(Noun)

    Anything that can be chosen.

  4. choice(Noun)

    The best or most preferable part.

  5. choice(Adjective)

    Especially good or preferred.

    It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.

  6. choice(Adjective)

    Cool; excellent.

    Choice! I'm going to the movies.

  7. Origin: chois, from chois, from choisir, of origin (possibly via assumed *), from *, from kaus-, from keusanan, from ǵews-. Akin to kiosan, ceosan, kjósa. More at choose.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choice(noun)

    act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election

  2. Choice(noun)

    the power or opportunity of choosing; option

  3. Choice(noun)

    care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination

  4. Choice(noun)

    a sufficient number to choose among

  5. Choice(noun)

    the thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection

  6. Choice(noun)

    the best part; that which is preferable

  7. Choice

    worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable

  8. Choice

    preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money

  9. Choice

    selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen


  1. Choice

    Choice consists of the mental process of judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. While a choice can be made between imagined options, often a choice is made between real options and followed by the corresponding action. For example, a route for a journey is chosen based on the preference of arriving at a given destination as soon as possible. The preferred route is then derived from information about how long each of the possible routes take. This can be done by a route planner. If the preference is more complex, such as involving the scenery of the route, cognition and feeling are more intertwined, and the choice is less easy to delegate to a computer program or assistant. More complex examples include choosing a lifestyle, religious affiliation, or political position. Most people regard having choices as a good thing, though a severely limited or artificially restricted choice can lead to discomfort with choosing and possibly, an unsatisfactory outcome. In contrast, a choice with excessively numerous options may lead to confusion, regret of the alternatives not taken, and indifference in an unstructured existence; and the illusion that choosing an object or a course leads necessarily to control of that object or course can cause psychological problems.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #820

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1036

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Nouns Frequency: #308

Anagrams of choice

  1. echoic

Translations for choice

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an act or the power of choosing

You have no choice; – you must do it.

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