What does choice mean?

Definitions for choice
tʃɔɪschoice

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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"

Wiktionary

  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?

    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. 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.

    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. choice(Noun)

    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. choice(Noun)

    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. choice(Adjective)

    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. choice(Adjective)

    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. 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

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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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

How to pronounce choice?

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How to say choice in sign language?

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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. Shurovi Shurovi:

    People who are born in these brothels, it is not their choice, they should always get a chance to live normally in society.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    Somehow this has become routine, this is a political choice that we make, to allow this to happen every few months in America.

  3. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    We have a choice: to Hear God's Voice or just Hear the Noise.

  4. Malik Yusef:

    Social conservatism is a moral choice. If you are pro-life, by all means be pro-life. But you can't legislate that.

  5. Josiah C. Wedgewood:

    Men must have the right of choice, even to choose wrong, if he shall ever learn to choose right

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