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choice

 (chois)
n.
1. The act of choosing; selection: It is time to make a choice between the candidates.
2.
a. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option: The teacher gave me the choice between taking an exam and writing a paper.
b. An alternative: With no money, he had no choice but to walk home.
3. One that is chosen: That vase on sale looks like an excellent choice.
4. A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors.
5. The right to terminate a pregnancy by induced abortion.
adj. choic·er, choic·est
1. Of very fine quality: choice peaches.
2. Selected with care; well-chosen: choice phrases.
3. Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
Idiom:
of choice
Preferred above others of the same kind or set: "the much used leveraged buyout as the weapon of choice" (Alison Leigh Cowan).

[Middle English chois, from Old French, from choisir, to choose, from Vulgar Latin *causīre, of Germanic origin; see geus- in Indo-European roots.]

choice′ly adv.
choice′ness n.
Synonyms: choice, selection, alternative, option, preference
These nouns denote something chosen or available for choosing: Choice and selection are the most general: My first choice was too costly. My selection from the menu turned out to be delicious. Both words can refer to a range of things available for choosing: You have a wide choice of colors. The store had a good selection of wines. Alternative emphasizes choice between two possibilities or courses of action: "Since the days of Thomas A. Edison, the auto industry has been trying to make a credible alternative to the internal combustion engine" (Danny Hakim).
Option is often used of a choice that requires careful consideration: The legislature outlined many tax options. Preference indicates a choice based on one's values, bias, or predilections: We were offered our preference of appetizers.

choice

(tʃɔɪs)
n
1. the act or an instance of choosing or selecting
2. the opportunity or power of choosing
3. a person or thing chosen or that may be chosen: he was a possible choice.
4. an alternative action or possibility: what choice did I have?.
5. a supply from which to select: a poor choice of shoes.
6. of choice preferred; favourite
adj
7. of superior quality; excellent: choice wine.
8. carefully chosen, appropriate: a few choice words will do the trick.
9. vulgar or rude: choice language.
[C13: from Old French chois, from choisir to choose]
ˈchoicely adv
ˈchoiceness n

choice

(tʃɔɪs)

n., adj. choic•er, choic•est. n.
1. 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.
adj.
7. worthy of being chosen; excellent.
8. carefully selected: choice words.
9. (of meat) designating a grade between prime and good or prime and select.
Idioms:
of choice, that is generally preferred: the treatment of choice.
[1250–1300; Middle English chois < Old French, derivative of choisir to perceive, choose < Germanic; see choose]
choice′ly, adv.
choice′ness, n.
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.

Choice

 a choice or picked company of people.
Example: a brave choice of dauntless spirits, 1595.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.choice - the person or thing chosen or selectedchoice - the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
pleasure - a formal expression; "he serves at the pleasure of the President"
favorite, favourite - something regarded with special favor or liking; "that book is one of my favorites"
way - doing as one pleases or chooses; "if I had my way"
2.choice - the act of choosing or selectingchoice - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
casting - the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
coloration, colouration - choice and use of colors (as by an artist)
sampling - (statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study
decision, determination, conclusion - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
willing, volition - the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
election - the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice; "her election of medicine as a profession"
balloting, vote, voting, ballot - a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative; "there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion"; "they allowed just one vote per person"
3.choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosenchoice - 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"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
obverse - the more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides; "the obverse of this issue"
druthers, preference - the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
default option, default - an option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
possible action, possibility, opening - a possible alternative; "bankruptcy is always a possibility"
impossible action, impossibility - an alternative that is not available
Hobson's choice - the choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all
soft option - an easier alternative; "the instructor took the soft option and gave the boy a passing grade"
Adj.1.choice - of superior gradechoice - of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.choice - appealing to refined tastechoice - appealing to refined taste; "choice wine"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"

choice

noun
1. range, variety, selection, assortment It's available in a choice of colours.
2. selection, preference, election, pick His choice of words made Rodney angry.
3. option, say, alternative If I had any choice in the matter, I wouldn't have gone.
adjective
1. best, bad (slang), special, prime, nice, prize, select, excellent, elect, crucial (slang), exclusive, elite, superior, exquisite, def (slang), hand-picked, dainty The finest array of choicest foods is to be found within their Food Hall.
Quotations
"We human beings do have some genuine freedom of choice and therefore some effective control over our own destinies" [A.J.Toynbee Some Great 'Ifs' of History]
"We often experience more regret over the part we have left, than pleasure over the part we have preferred" [Joseph Roux Meditations of a Parish Priest]
"As a man thinketh, so is he, and as a man chooseth so is he" [Ralph Waldo Emerson Spiritual Laws]

choice

noun
1. The act of choosing:
2. The power or right of choosing:
3. One that is selected:
4. The superlative or most preferable part of something:
Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch.
adjective
1. Of fine quality:
2. Appealing to refined taste:
3. Singled out in preference:
Translations
اِخْتِيارانْتِقاء الشَّيئ، الشَّيئُ المُخْتارخَيار، اخْتِيار
volbavýběrmožnostna výběr
valg
elekto
valik
valinta
izbor
választás
val
選択
선택
pasirinkimaspasirinktas daiktas
izejaizvēleizvēlētais
izbiraizbor
val
ตัวเลือก
sự lựa chọn

choice

[tʃɔɪs]
A. ADJ
1. (= selected) → selecto, escogido; (= high quality) → de primera calidad
2. (hum) [example, remark] → apropiado, oportuno; [language] → fino
B. N
1. (= act of choosing) → elección f, selección f; (= right to choose) → opción f
it's your choice; the choice is yoursusted elige
for choicepreferentemente
it was not a free choiceno pude elegir libremente
I did it from choicelo hice de buena gana
he did it but not from choicelo hizo pero de mala gana
to make one's choiceelegir
the house of my choicemi casa predilecta
the prince married the girl of his choiceel príncipe se casó con la joven que había elegido
the drug/weapon of choicela droga/el arma preferida
to take one's choiceelegir
take your choice!¡elija usted!, ¡escoja usted!
2. (= thing chosen) → preferencia f, elección f
this book would be my choiceeste libro es el que yo escogería
3. (= variety) → surtido m
we have a wide choice (Comm) → tenemos un gran surtido
you have a wide choicetienes muchas posibilidades
4. (= option) → opción f, alternativa f
he gave me two choicesme dio a elegir entre dos opciones
to have no choiceno tener alternativa, no tener opción
he had no choice but to gono tuvo más remedio que ir

choice

[ˈtʃɔɪs]
n
(= option) → choix m
I had no choice → Je n'avais pas le choix.
to have no choice but to do sth, to have little choice but to do sth → ne pouvoir que faire qch
to make a choice → faire un choix
by choice, from choice → par choix
(= thing chosen) → choix m
of one's choice (= that one has chosen) → de son choix
(= selection) → choix m
a wide choice → un grand choix
of choice (= most popular) → de prédilection
adjde choix

choice

n
(= act of, possibility of choosing)Wahl f; it’s your choicedu hast die Wahl; to make a choiceeine Wahl treffen; to take one’s choicesich (dat)etwas aussuchen; I didn’t do it from choiceich habe es mir nicht ausgesucht; he had no or little choice but to obeyer hatte keine (andere) Wahl or es blieb ihm nichts anderes übrig, als zu gehorchen; if I had the choice I would …wenn ich die Wahl hätte, würde ich …; the prize is a holiday of your (own) choicezu gewinnen ist eine Urlaubsreise an einen Ort Ihrer Wahl
(= person, thing chosen)Wahl f; it was your choicedu wolltest es ja so
(= variety to choose from)Auswahl f (→ of an +dat, → von)
adj
(Comm) goods, fruit, wineQualitäts-, erstklassig
language (= elegant)gewählt; (euph: = vulgar) → der/die/das sich gewaschen hat (inf)

choice

[tʃɔɪs]
1. nscelta
he's not really my choice → non è proprio quello che sceglierei io
I did it by or from choice → l'ho fatto di mia volontà or per mia scelta
a wide choice → un'ampia scelta
she had no choice but to go → non aveva altra scelta che andare
take your choice! → scegli pure!
2. adj (fruit, wine) → di prima scelta (hum) (example, remark) → bello/a
his language was really choice! → il suo tono non era esattamente garbato!

choice

(tʃois) noun
1. an act or the power of choosing. You have no choice – you must do it.
2. a thing chosen. Which car was your original choice?

choice

اِخْتِيار výběr valg Auswahl επιλογή elección, surtido valinta choix izbor scelta 選択 선택 keuze valg wybór escolha выбор val ตัวเลือก seçenek sự lựa chọn 选择

choice

n. opción, alternative; elección.

choice

n elección f; drug of — medicamento de elección; drug of first (second, third) — medicamento de primera (segunda, tercera) elección
References in classic literature ?
She caught endless colds sitting on damp grass to book `delicious bit', composed of a stone, a stump, one mushroom, and a broken mullein stalk, or `a heavenly mass of clouds', that looked like a choice display of featherbeds when done.
She had no choice but to go on to Kansas City and take the first fast train for home.
As Edna seated herself at table with them she thought, "Better a dinner of herbs," though it did not take her long to discover that it was no dinner of herbs, but a delicious repast, simple, choice, and in every way satisfying.
It's like the choice ointment, From the head to the beard did go; Down Aaron's head, that downward went His garment's skirts unto.
It was a three days' fete; the style and choice of amusements left to the guests, and an equal and active participation by no means necessary or indispensable.
She was understood to be wretchedly poor, and seemed to make it her choice to remain so; inasmuch as her affluent cousin, the Judge, had repeatedly offered her all the comforts of life, either in the old mansion or his own modern residence.
His integrity was perfect; it was a law of nature with him, rather than a choice or a principle; nor can it be otherwise than the main condition of an intellect so remarkably clear and accurate as his to be honest and regular in the administration of affairs.
I hesitated afresh, but on other grounds and only for a few seconds; then I had made my choice.
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.
Jukniene, he explained, had not what one would call choice accommodations, but they might do for the moment.
A few of the worshippers belonged to families hard by, who had got permission to attend, and who brought in various choice scraps of information, about the sayings and doings at the house and on the place, which circulated as freely as the same sort of small change does in higher circles.