choice, pick, selection(noun)
the person or thing chosen or selected
"he was my pick for mayor"
choice, selection, option, pick(noun)
the act of choosing or selecting
"your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
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"
choice, prime(a), prize, quality, select(adj)
of superior grade
"choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
appealing to refined taste
An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
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.
Anything that can be chosen.
The best or most preferable part.
Especially good or preferred.
It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.
Choice! I'm going to the movies.
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.
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
the power or opportunity of choosing; option
care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination
a sufficient number to choose among
the thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection
the best part; that which is preferable
worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable
preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money
selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chois, n. act or power of choosing: the thing chosen: alternative: preference: the preferable or best part.—adj. worthy of being chosen: select: appropriate.—adjs. Choice′-drawn (Shak.), selected with care; Choice′ful (Spens.), making many choices, fickle.—adv. Choice′ly, with discrimination or care.—n. Choice′ness, particular value: excellence: nicety.—Hobson's choice, the alternative of a thing offered or nothing, from Hobson, a Cambridge carrier and innkeeper, who insisted on lending out the horse nearest the stable door, or none at all.—Make choice of, to select; Take one's choice, to take what one wishes. [Fr. choix—choisir; cf. Choose.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #820
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1036
Rank popularity for the word 'choice' in Nouns Frequency: #308
The numerical value of choice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of choice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
No choice is the wrong choice as long as you make a choice, the only wrong choice is choosing not to make one
The problem of this election is there is actually no choice for voters, many people will choose Abe as a kind of negative choice. There are no alternatives.
A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible 'lifestyles' turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind.
New York City was in a convenient place and could be ‘ fun ’ for younger kids, given that you generally got to fill your cup yourself, the idea is to make the healthy choice the easy choice.
I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
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Translations for choice
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- اختيار, الاختيارArabic
- избор, отбранBulgarian
- triaCatalan, Valencian
- volba, možnostCzech
- udsøgt, valg, elite, bedste, delDanish
- Wahl, Auswahl, erlesenGerman
- επιλογή, εκλογήGreek
- selección, exquisito, decisión, opción, elecciónSpanish
- برگزیده, برگزیده شده, گزینه, پسندPersian
- valikoima, valintaFinnish
- choix, de choixFrench
- taghadh, roghainnScottish Gaelic
- ברירה, מובחרת, מובחר, בחירהHebrew
- चुनाव, पसंदHindi
- ottimo, ottima, sceltaItalian
- 選択, 最適, 選択肢Japanese
- ئارهزوو, بژاره, سهرتڵ, ههڵبژاردهKurdish
- rinklus, šiurkštusLithuanian
- pūwharu, whiringaMāori
- opsyen, pilihanMalay
- keuze, uitgelezen, keuzemogelijkeheidDutch
- wybór, wyborowyPolish
- escolha, seletoPortuguese
- utsökt, urval, alternativ, elit, val, prima, utvald, sortiment, bästSwedish
- sự quyết địnhVietnamese
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