Choice Definition

chois
choicer, choices, choicest
noun
choices
The act of choosing; selection.
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The right, power, or chance to choose; option.
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A person or thing chosen.
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The best or most preferable part.
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An alternative.
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adjective
choicer, choicest
Of very fine quality.
Choice peaches.
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Of special excellence; superior.
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Selected with care; well-chosen.
Choice phrases.
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Carefully chosen.
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Designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good.
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idiom
of choice
  • Preferred above others of the same kind or set:
American Heritage
of choice
  • that is or are preferred

    medically the treatment of choice

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Other Word Forms of Choice

Noun

Singular:
choice
Plural:
choices

Adjective

Base Form:
choice
Comparative:
choicer
Superlative:
choicest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Choice

Origin of 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English chois from Old French from choisir to choose from Vulgar Latin causīre of Germanic origin geus- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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