What does choice mean?

Definitions for choice

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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"


  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.

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.]

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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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  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. Donald Trump:

    I have no choice.

  2. Donald Trump:

    We have no choice.

  3. Francois Hollande:

    It's a good choice.

  4. Carrie Lam:

    If I have a choice.

  5. Hillary Clinton:

    The choice is clear.

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