choice

[ chois ]
/ tʃɔɪs /

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

SYNONYMS FOR choice

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

choice·less, adjectivechoice·ly, adverbchoice·ness, nounpre·choice, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for of 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 of choice (1 of 2)

of choice

Preferred above others, as in A strike is the union's weapon of choice. Used with other prepositions (by, for, with), all meaning “by preference,” this idiom dates from about 1300.

Idioms and Phrases with of choice (2 of 2)

choice

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

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