adjective, choic·er, choic·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM choicechoiceless, adjectivechoicely, adverbchoiceness, nounpre·choice, noun
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What is a basic definition of choice?
A choice is an act of choosing something from multiple options or is one of the options you can choose from. Choice also describes something as being carefully selected. Choice has several other senses as a noun and an adjective.
When a person makes a choice, they consider different options and select one of them. For example, you might look at different colors of paint for your bedroom and decide that you want red paint. Your choice of paint was red. When making a choice, the options can be physical things, like food to eat, or nonphysical things, like which direction to drive or what to name a baby. Choice comes from the verb choose, which means to select something from different options.
- Real-life examples: Life is full of choices, ranging from what to eat for breakfast to what kind of job you want to have. Sadly, many people regret the choices they have made in life. We often face really tough choices where we don’t want to pick any of the options available.
- Used in a sentence: She was really happy with her choice of becoming a Hollywood actress.
Choice also refers to a person or thing that is one of the possibilities a person can choose from.
- Used in a sentence: I’m pretty sure going into the woods at night was the wrong choice.
Choice also describes something as being carefully chosen.
- Used in a sentence: We narrowed down the menu to a few choice dishes.
Where does choice come from?
The first records of choice come from around 1250. It ultimately comes from the Old French choisir, meaning “to choose.”
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What are some other forms related to choice?
- choiceless (adjective)
- choicely (adverb)
- choiceness (noun)
- prechoice (noun)
What are some synonyms for choice?
What are some words that share a root or word element with choice?
What are some words that often get used in discussing choice?
How is choice used in real life?
Choice is a very common word that means an act of picking something or an option that a person can choose.
My choice of music will tell you more about me than I ever will.
— Eric Alper 🎧 (@ThatEricAlper) November 29, 2020
The 7-11 candy aisle gives me anxiety, too many choices.
— Sean O'Donnell (@TheSeanODonnell) January 11, 2016
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Example sentences from the Web for choice
People have been forced to go online, who might not have gone there as a first choice.Sophie Hill on the changing face of retail and surviving 2020|Margaret Trainor|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The Prismacolor pencil set comes with an impressive variety of 150 colors, making this a great choice for art enthusiasts.
The economy ranks as the top issue in the state, with 27 percent of registered voters citing it as the single most important issue in their choice for president.Post-ABC Wisconsin poll shows Biden holding narrow edge over Trump|Dan Balz, Emily Guskin|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
Zero-rating is detrimental to consumers, it compromises their freedom of choice.The EU’s top court just closed a major loophole in Europe’s net-neutrality rules|David Meyer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
He said he wants to create a “workplace of choice,” with policies that allow anyone who desires to be successful within the company to find their path.Lowe’s teams up with Daymond John to diversify its suppliers with a virtual pitch competition|McKenna Moore|September 15, 2020|Fortune
The choice between freedom and fear is not difficult when seen with perspective.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Removing choice is bullying and seems a horrid basis on which to anchor your relationship.
When Hitler became chancellor on Jan. 30, 1933, Hildebrand was confronted with a choice: Would he remain in Nazi Germany?
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|Melissa Leon|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With some difficulty Jos explained his mother's disclaimer of the title of Senora, and the choice of names she offered to Ramona.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Then Mr. Blackbird selected a good many choice tidbits here and there, which he bolted with gusto.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope|Colley Cibber
He apologized for interrupting their tête-à-tête, but said he had no choice, as the saloon was completely full.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
The poor artist reconciled himself to go for a time to Brittany, and his choice fell on Concarneau.Bastien Lepage|Fr. Crastre
British Dictionary definitions for choice
Derived forms of choicechoicely, adverbchoiceness, noun
Word Origin for choice
Idioms and Phrases with choice
see by choice; Hobson's choice; of choice; pays your money and takes your choice. Also see under choose.