What does Choice mean?

Definitions for Choice
tʃɔɪsChoice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. choice, pick, selectionnoun

    the person or thing chosen or selected

    "he was my pick for mayor"

  2. choice, selection, option, picknoun

    the act of choosing or selecting

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

  3. option, alternative, choiceadjective

    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, selectadjective

    of superior grade

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

  5. choiceadjective

    appealing to refined taste

    "choice wine"

Wiktionary

  1. choicenoun

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

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. choicenoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. choicenoun

    Anything that can be chosen.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. choicenoun

    The best or most preferable part.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. choiceadjective

    Especially good or preferred.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  6. choiceadjective

    Cool; excellent.

    Choice! I'm going to the movies.

    Etymology: 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.

Wikipedia

  1. Choice

    Choice involves decision making. It can include judging the merits of multiple options and selecting one or more of them. One can make a choice between imagined options or between real options followed by the corresponding action. For example, a traveler might choose a route for a journey based on the preference of arriving at a given destination as soon as possible. The preferred (and therefore chosen) route can then follow from information such as the length of each of the possible routes, traffic conditions, etc. The arrival at a choice can include more complex motivators such as cognition, instinct, and feeling. Simple choices might include what to eat for dinner or what to wear on a Saturday morning – choices that have relatively low-impact on the chooser's life overall. More complex choices might involve (for example) what candidate to vote for in an election, what profession to pursue, a life partner, etc. – choices based on multiple influences and having larger ramifications. Freedom of choice is generally cherished, whereas 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, reduced satisfaction, regret of the alternatives not taken, and indifference in an unstructured existence; and the illusion that choosing an object or a course, necessarily leads to the control of that object or course, can cause psychological problems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Choicenoun

    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. Choicenoun

    the power or opportunity of choosing; option

  3. Choicenoun

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

  4. Choicenoun

    a sufficient number to choose among

  5. Choicenoun

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

  6. Choicenoun

    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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Choice

    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. choixchoisir; cf. Choose.]

Editors Contribution

  1. choice

    An option to choose.

    They knew they madd the right choice to marry each other as they both knew it was for life.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 24, 2020  

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  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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Choice in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Choice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Choice in a Sentence

  1. Orrin Konheim:

    DuVernay, who is African-American, told Entertainment Weekly. I was interested in … a heroine that looked like the girls I grew up with. DuVernay said she identified with some progressive ideas she found in L'Engle's novel. She's a very radical thinker and she embedded her sense of what society should and could be in this piece, and a lot of it I agree with. But does that mean her adaptation will adopt a political tone ? Experts say we shouldn't jump to any conclusions about whatDuVernay’s final film will look like. Freelance journalist Orrin Konheim, who has written for The American Conservative, noted that many films, including The Manchurian Candidate, have been remade with African-American stars. Ava DuVernay’s casting choice seems like a non-issue.

  2. Devon Graham:

    Others in attendance agreed with Van Fosson, though most in the crowd appeared supportive of the Democratic nominee. See the Fox News 2016 battleground prediction map and make your own election projections. See Predictions Map Van Fosson's made Predictions Map evidently clear that Hillary Clinton is the right choice and over the summer, i went fully behind Hillary and I'm really excited for Hillary Clinton as a candidate but also excited that Bernie is supporting Hillary Clinton as well.

  3. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    My message to members is clear : You have a chance. If you want to secure our borders, if you want to keep gangs such as MS-13 out of our communities, if you want to address... if you want to restore the rule of law, you must close the legal loopholes, however, if Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen want to support a broken immigration system that harms the interest of Americans and Boarder Security and Crime, that rewards those who thumb their noses at our laws... then don't vote to fix the problem. It's a simple choice.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We are not born good or evil, but throughout life are confronted with numerous circumstances in which we have a choice; prior history portrays future actions, but at the point of each decision, judgment rest solely in your hands.

  5. Joe Biden:

    The American public are trying to sift their way through what's real and what’s fake, and I don’t think as I’ve ever seen a time when the political coverage- the choice of what political coverage the voter looks to has much impact on what they believe. They go to get reinforced on their views, whether it's MSNBC or whether it's Fox.

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    • A. frantic
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