A man trying to make the choice between an apple or a dessert.
An example of choice is someone deciding what to have for dinner.
- the act of choosing; selection
- the right, power, or chance to choose; option
- a person or thing chosen
- the best or most preferable part
- a variety from which to choose
- a supply that is well chosen
- an alternative
Origin of choiceMiddle English and Old French chois from choisir, to choose from Gothic kausjan, to taste, test: see choose
- of special excellence; superior
- carefully chosen
- designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good
- The act of choosing; selection: It is time to make a choice between the candidates.
- a. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option: The teacher gave me the choice between taking an exam and writing a paper.b. An alternative: With no money, he had no choice but to walk home.
- One that is chosen: That vase on sale looks like an excellent choice.
- A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors.
- The right to terminate a pregnancy by induced abortion.
- Of very fine quality: choice peaches.
- Selected with care; well-chosen: choice phrases.
- Expressive of intense disapproval: had some choice words for the movers who dropped her antique spinet.
- Of or relating to the USDA grade of beef with more marbling than select cuts and less marbling than prime cuts.
Origin of choiceMiddle English chois from Old French from choisir to choose from Vulgar Latin causīre of Germanic origin ; see geus- in Indo-European roots.
- An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
- Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
- One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
- The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
- Anything that can be chosen.
- (usually with the) The best or most preferable part.
- Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
(comparative choicer or more choice, superlative choicest or most choice)
Middle English chois, from Old French chois (“choice”), from choisir (“to choose, perceive”), possibly via assumed Vulgar Latin *causīre (“to choose”) from Gothic * (*kausjan, “to make a choice, taste, test, choose”), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną (“to choose”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (“to choose”). Akin to Old High German kiosan (“to choose”), Old English ċēosan (“to choose”), Old Norse kjósa (“to choose”). More at choose.
choice - Computer Definition
A Windows command that allows a batch file to include multiple tasks and lets the user choose which one to perform. Choice accepts a single character as input. The syntax varies between Windows versions; however, the following three-character example works in Windows Vista, 7 and 8. See batch file abc's. @echo off choice /c abc if errorlevel 3 goto thingc if errorlevel 2 goto thingb (do thing a here) goto end :thingb (do thing b here) goto end :thingc (do thing c here) :end The allowable characters follow the /c, and the example above prompts the user with [A, B, C]?. If any other character is entered, the computer beeps. The input character is stored as an error level: "a" becomes error level 1; "b" is 2 and "c" is 3.