- an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.
- the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
- the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.
- an alternative: There is another choice.
- an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.
- something that is preferred or preferable to others; the best part of something: Mare's Nest is the choice in the sixth race.
- a carefully selected supply: This restaurant has a fine choice of wines.
- a choice grade of beef.
- worthy of being chosen; excellent; superior.
- carefully selected: choice words.
- (in the grading of beef in the U.S.) rated between prime and good.
- of choice, that is generally preferred: A detached house is still the home of choice.
Origin of choice
Synonyms for choiceSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for choiceprime, preferred, excellent, option, variety, judgment, decision, favorite, finding, preference, pick, vote, distinction, alternative, opportunity, election, elect, prize, exclusive, fine
Examples from the Web for choice
Contemporary Examples of choice
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too
January 8, 2015
Serve with the warm sauce and your choice of ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Disney has a choice whether to produce a program with certain fictional characters; the storyline could be re-written or changed.Yep, Korra and Asami Went in the Spirit Portal and Probably Kissed
December 25, 2014
And since visual media is more compelling than any other medium, it is consistently their drug of choice.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom
December 22, 2014
My choice is that it should be required reading by those who run the city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas
December 22, 2014
Historical Examples of choice
He was the only President to use the choice offered by the Constitution.
But let it—if it must be Lovelace or Solmes, the choice cannot admit of debate.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
It asserts that we have the right to choice of our own work and to the reward of our own toil.
He had led Andrew to the corral and told him to make his choice.Way of the Lawless
We began the 19th century with a choice, to spread our nation from coast to coast.
- the act or an instance of choosing or selecting
- the opportunity or power of choosing
- a person or thing chosen or that may be chosenhe was a possible choice
- an alternative action or possibilitywhat choice did I have?
- a supply from which to selecta poor choice of shoes
- of choice preferred; favourite
- of superior quality; excellentchoice wine
- carefully chosen, appropriatea few choice words will do the trick
- vulgar or rudechoice language
Word Origin for choice
mid-14c., "that which is choice," from choice (adj.) blended with earlier chois (n.) "action of selecting" (c.1300); "power of choosing" (early 14c.), "someone or something chosen" (late 14c.), from Old French chois "one's choice; fact of having a choice" (12c., Modern French choix), from verb choisir "to choose, distinguish, discern; recognize, perceive, see," from a Germanic source related to Old English ceosan "to choose, taste, try;" see choose. Late Old English chis "fastidious, choosy," from or related to ceosan, probably also contributed to the development of choice. Replaced Old English cyre "choice, free will," from the same base, probably because the imported word was closer to choose [see note in OED].
"worthy to be chosen, distinguished, excellent," mid-14c., from choice (n.). Related: Choiceness.
see by choice; Hobson's choice; of choice; pays your money and takes your choice. Also see under choose.