Definitions for: Choice


[n] the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
[n] the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"
[n] an alternative action; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
[adj] of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches"
[adj] appealing to refined taste; "choice wine"



Webster (1913) Definition: Choice (chois), n. [OE. chois, OF. chois, F. choix, fr.
choisir to choose; of German origin; cf. Goth. kausjan to
examine, kiusan to choose, examine, G. kiesen. [root]46. Cf.
Choose.]
1. 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. The power or opportunity of choosing; option.

Choice there is not, unless the thing which we take
be so in our power that we might have refused it.
--Hooker.

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

I imagine they [the apothegms of C[ae]sar] were
collected with judgment and choice. --Bacon.

4. A sufficient number to choose among. --Shak.

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

The common wealth is sick of their own choice.
--Shak.

6. The best part; that which is preferable.

The flower and choice Of many provinces from bound
to bound. --Milton.

To make a choice of, to choose; to select; to separate and
take in preference.

Syn: Syn. - See Volition, Option.


Choice, a. [Compar. Choicer; superl. Choicest.]
1. Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior;
precious; valuable.

My choicest hours of life are lost. --Swift.

2. Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; --
used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money.

3. Selected with care, and due attention to preference;
deliberately chosen.

Choice word measured phrase. --Wordsworth.

Syn: Syn. - Select; precious; exquisite; uncommon; rare;
chary; careful/

Synonyms: alternative, option, option, pick, pick, prime(a), prize, quality, select, selection, selection, superior, tasteful

See Also: action, ballot, balloting, casting, coloration, colouration, conclusion, deciding, decision, decision making, default, default option, determination, druthers, election, favorite, favourite, Hobson's choice, impossibility, impossible action, obverse, opening, pleasure, possibility, possible action, preference, sampling, soft option, volition, vote, voting, way, willing

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