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choice

[ chois ]
/ tʃɔɪs /
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noun

adjective, choic·er, choic·est.

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Nearby words

chocolatier, choctaw, choctawhatchee, chog, chogyal, choice, choir, choir loft, choir school, choir-boy, choirboy

Idioms

    of choice, that is generally preferred: A detached house is still the home of choice.

Origin of choice

1250–1300; Middle English chois < Old French, derivative of choisir to perceive, choose < Germanic; see choose
SYNONYMS FOR choice
Related formschoice·less, adjectivechoice·ly, adverbchoice·ness, nounpre·choice, noun

Synonym study

2. Choice, alternative, option, preference all suggest the power of choosing between things. Choice implies the opportunity to choose: a choice of evils. Alternative suggests that one has a choice between only two possibilities. It is often used with a negative to mean that there is no second possibility: to have no alternative. Option emphasizes free right or privilege of choosing: to exercise one's option. Preference applies to a choice based on liking or partiality: to state a preference. 9. See fine1.
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British Dictionary definitions for choice

choice

/ (tʃɔɪs) /

noun

adjective

Derived Formschoicely, adverbchoiceness, noun

Word Origin for choice

C13: from Old French chois, from choisir to choose
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with choice

choice


see by choice; Hobson's choice; of choice; pays your money and takes your choice. Also see under choose.

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