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op·tion

 (ŏp′shən)
n.
1. The act of choosing; choice: Her option was to quit school and start her own business.
2. The power or freedom to choose: We have the option of driving or taking the train.
3.
a. The right, usually obtained for a fee, to buy or sell an asset within a specified time at a set price.
b. A contract or financial instrument granting such a right: a stock option.
c. The right to make a movie adaptation of a literary work or play: a movie studio that purchased an option on a book.
d. Baseball The right of a major-league team to transfer a player to a minor-league team while being able to recall the player within a specified period.
4. Something chosen or available as a choice. See Synonyms at choice.
5. An item or feature that may be chosen to replace or enhance standard equipment, as in a car.
6. Football An offensive play in which a back, usually the quarterback, decides during the play whether to run with the ball, throw a pass, or make a lateral, depending on the actions of the defense.
tr.v. op·tioned, op·tion·ing, op·tions
1. To acquire or grant an option on: "had optioned for a film several short stories about two policemen" (Barbara Goldsmith).
2. Baseball To transfer (a major-league player) to a minor-league club on option.

[Latin optiō, optiōn-.]

option

(ˈɒpʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of choosing or deciding
2. the power or liberty to choose
3. (Commerce) an exclusive opportunity, usually for a limited period, to buy something at a future date: he has a six-month option on the Canadian rights to this book.
4. (Stock Exchange) commerce the right to buy (call option) or sell (put option) a fixed quantity of a commodity, security, foreign exchange, etc, at a fixed price at a specified date in the future. See also traded option
5. something chosen; choice
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) NZ short for local option
7. keep one's options open leave one's options open not to commit oneself
vb
(Commerce) (tr) to obtain or grant an option on
[C17: from Latin optiō free choice, from optāre to choose]

op•tion

(ˈɒp ʃən)
n.
1. the power or right of choosing.
2. something that may be chosen; choice: leave one's options open.
3. the act of choosing.
4. an item of equipment or an extra feature that may be chosen.
5. part of a legal agreement giving one the right to buy property, use services, etc., after a specified time or for an additional period under the terms of the agreement.
6. a football play in which a back has a choice of either passing or running with the ball.
v.t.
7. to acquire or grant an option on.
8. to provide with optional equipment.
[1595–1605; < Latin optiō choice, derivative of optāre to select]
op′tion•a•ble, adj.
syn: See choice.

option


Past participle: optioned
Gerund: optioning

Imperative
option
option
Present
I option
you option
he/she/it options
we option
you option
they option
Preterite
I optioned
you optioned
he/she/it optioned
we optioned
you optioned
they optioned
Present Continuous
I am optioning
you are optioning
he/she/it is optioning
we are optioning
you are optioning
they are optioning
Present Perfect
I have optioned
you have optioned
he/she/it has optioned
we have optioned
you have optioned
they have optioned
Past Continuous
I was optioning
you were optioning
he/she/it was optioning
we were optioning
you were optioning
they were optioning
Past Perfect
I had optioned
you had optioned
he/she/it had optioned
we had optioned
you had optioned
they had optioned
Future
I will option
you will option
he/she/it will option
we will option
you will option
they will option
Future Perfect
I will have optioned
you will have optioned
he/she/it will have optioned
we will have optioned
you will have optioned
they will have optioned
Future Continuous
I will be optioning
you will be optioning
he/she/it will be optioning
we will be optioning
you will be optioning
they will be optioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been optioning
you have been optioning
he/she/it has been optioning
we have been optioning
you have been optioning
they have been optioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been optioning
you will have been optioning
he/she/it will have been optioning
we will have been optioning
you will have been optioning
they will have been optioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been optioning
you had been optioning
he/she/it had been optioning
we had been optioning
you had been optioning
they had been optioning
Conditional
I would option
you would option
he/she/it would option
we would option
you would option
they would option
Past Conditional
I would have optioned
you would have optioned
he/she/it would have optioned
we would have optioned
you would have optioned
they would have optioned

option

1. The right to buy or sell an asset at an agreed price.
2. Offensive maneuver in which a back may choose to pass the ball or run with it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.option - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed priceoption - the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
naked option - a put or call option for which the seller or buyer has no underlying security position
covered option - a put or call option backed by the shares underlying the option
call option, call - the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
put, put option - the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
straddle - the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options
incentive option, incentive stock option - an option granted to corporate executives if the company achieves certain financial goals
derivative instrument, derivative - a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
stock option - the right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
lock-up option - an option to buy the crown jewels offered to a white knight in order to forestall a hostile takeover
2.option - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosenoption - 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"
3.option - the act of choosing or selectingoption - 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"

option

noun choice, alternative, selection, preference, freedom of choice, power to choose, election He was jailed for thirty days without the option of a fine.

option

noun
1. The act of choosing:
2. The power or right of choosing:
Translations
خِيَارٌخَيار، إخْتِيار
možnostmožnost výběruopce
mulighedvalgmulighed
vaihtoehto
opcija
szabad választás
val, kostur
選択
선택권
fakultatyvuslaisvai pasirenkamas
izvēle
izbira
val
ตัวเลือก
sự lựa chọn

option

[ˈɒpʃən] N
1. (= choice) → opción f
what are my options?¿qué opciones tengo?
you have a number of optionstienes varias opciones
I have no optionno tengo más or otro remedio, no tengo otra opción
she had no option but to leaveno tuvo más remedio que irse
to have the option of doing sthtener la posibilidad de hacer algo
imprisonment without the option of bail (Jur) → prisión f preventiva
to keep one's options openno descartar ninguna posibilidad
2. (Comm) → opción f
at the option of the purchasera opción del comprador
stock option (Fin) → compra f opcional de acciones
to take out an option on another 100suscribir una opción para la compra de otros 100
with the option to buycon opción de compra
with an option on ten more aircraftcon opción para la compra de otros diez aviones
3. (Scol, Univ) → asignatura f optativa
I'm doing geology as my optiontengo geología como asignatura optativa

option

[ˈɒpʃən] n
(= choice) → option f
He had two options → Il avait deux options.
That is their only option → C'est leur seule option.
I've got no option → Je n'ai pas d'autre option.
I'm afraid that's not an option → Je crains que cela ne soit pas une option.
the option of sth → l'option de qch
to have no other option → ne pas avoir d'autre option
to have no option but to do sth → ne pas avoir d'autre option que de faire qch
to keep one's options open (= not commit o.s.) → réserver sa décision
to leave one's options open → réserver sa décision
(= subject) → option f
I'm doing geology as my option → Je fais géologie en option.
option f

option

n
(= choice)Wahl f no pl; (= possible course of action)Möglichkeit f; you have the option of leaving or stayingSie haben die Wahl, ob Sie gehen oder bleiben wollen; to give somebody the option of doing somethingjdm die Wahl lassen, etw zu tun; I have little/no optionmir bleibt kaum eine/keine andere Wahl; he had no option but to comeihm blieb nichts anderes übrig, als zu kommen; you have only two options (open to you)es stehen Ihnen nur zwei Möglichkeiten zur Wahl; that leaves us no optiondas lässt uns keine andere Wahl; to keep or leave one’s options opensich (dat)alle Möglichkeiten offenlassen; imprisonment without the option of a fine (Jur) → Gefängnisstrafe fohne Zulassung einer ersatzweisen Geldstrafe; the military optiondie militärische Lösung
(Comm) → Option f (→ on auf +acc); (on house, goods etc) → Vorkaufsrecht nt (→ on an +dat); (on shares) → Bezugsrecht nt(on für); with an option to buymit einer Kaufoption or (on shares) → Bezugsoption; (= on approval)zur Ansicht; to have a 20-day optioneine Option mit einer Frist von 20 Tagen haben
(Univ, Sch) → Wahlfach nt

option

[ˈɒpʃn] n
a. (choice) → scelta
I have no option → non ho scelta
she had no option but to leave → non poteva far altro che partire
to keep one's options open → non precludersi alcuna possibilità
imprisonment without the option of bail (Law) → carcerazione f senza possibilità di libertà provvisoria
b. (Comm) → opzione f
with the option to buy → con opzione di acquisto
c. (Scol, Univ) → materia facoltativa

option

(ˈopʃən) noun
choice. You have no option but to obey him.
ˈoptional adjective
a matter of choice. Music is optional at our school; an optional subject.

option

خِيَارٌ možnost výběru mulighed Wahl επιλογή opción vaihtoehto option opcija opzione 選択 선택권 optie valg opcja opção выбор val ตัวเลือก seçenek sự lựa chọn 选项

option

n. opción, alternativa.

option

n opción f; treatment options opciones de tratamiento
References in classic literature ?
There would have been something sad, unutterably dreary, in all this, had I not been conscious that it lay at my own option to recall whatever was valuable in the past.
I thought it my duty," said he, "independent of my feelings, to give her the option of continuing the engagement or not, when I was renounced by my mother, and stood to all appearance without a friend in the world to assist me.
I have got the whole house for three guineas a week, with the option of remaining through the autumn at the same price.
Now, choose betwixt such a scorching bed and the payment of a thousand pounds of silver; for, by the head of my father, thou hast no other option.
The consequence of this is, that though in theory their resolutions concerning those objects are laws, constitutionally binding on the members of the Union, yet in practice they are mere recommendations which the States observe or disregard at their option.
Hence, the number of representatives in the two cases not being in proportion to that of the two constituents, and being proportionally greater in the small republic, it follows that, if the proportion of fit characters be not less in the large than in the small republic, the former will present a greater option, and consequently a greater probability of a fit choice.
I thought it would have been so pleasant to have looked out upon a garden planted with flowers and trees, so amusing to have watched the demoiselles at their play; to have studied female character in a variety of phases, myself the while sheltered from view by a modest muslin curtain, whereas, owing doubtless to the absurd scruples of some old duenna of a directress, I had now only the option of looking at a bare gravelled court, with an enormous "pas de geant" in the middle, and the monotonous walls and windows of a boys' school-house round.
It was, however, to be an experiment only; and, if either of the parties thought fit to rescind the engagement, it was left at his option so to do.
He more than intimated that it was at his option to concoct a liquid that should prolong life for years, perhaps interminably; but that it would produce a discord in Nature which all the world, and chiefly the quaffer of the immortal nostrum, would find cause to curse.
But my toilet was finished, I had nothing more to do of those things consecrated by usage and which leave you no option.
You told me, four weeks ago, that Thurston had an option on some South African property which would expire in a month, and which he desired you to share with him.
The Austrian general looked dissatisfied, but had no option but to reply in the same tone.