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choice

[ chois ]
/ tʃɔɪs /
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noun

adjective, choic·er, choic·est.

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Idioms for choice

    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

synonym study for choice

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM choice

choiceless, adjectivechoicely, adverbchoiceness, nounpre·choice, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for choice

choice
/ (tʃɔɪs) /

noun

adjective

Derived forms of choice

choicely, adverbchoiceness, noun

Word Origin for choice

C13: from Old French chois, from choisir to choose
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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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