WATCH NOW: Why Is It So Hard To Make A Choice?

WATCH NOW: Why Is It So Hard To Make A Choice?

Ah, so you chose to view this video. But, what other kinds of choices led you here?



adjective, choic·er, choic·est.

Nearby words

  1. chocolatier,
  2. choctaw,
  3. choctawhatchee,
  4. chog,
  5. chogyal,
  6. choir,
  7. choir loft,
  8. choir school,
  9. choir-boy,
  10. choirboy


    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

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for choice

British Dictionary definitions for choice



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
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

Word Origin and History for choice
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with choice


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

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.