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Meaning of CHOICE

Pronunciation:  choys

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

CHOICE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
    3. Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing
       what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference;
             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.
    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}.
  2. \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/
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