choice Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the person or thing chosen or selected
- he was my pick for mayor
noun the act of choosing or selecting
pick; selection; option.
- your choice of colors was unfortunate
- you can take your pick
noun one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
- what option did I have?
- there no other alternative
- my only choice is to refuse
adjective satellite of superior grade
prime; quality; prize; select.
- choice wines
- prime beef
- prize carnations
- quality paper
- select peaches
adjective satellite appealing to refined taste
- choice wine
Act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election.
The power or opportunity of choosing; option.
Choice there is not, unless the thing which we take be so in our power that we might have refused it. Hooker.
Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination.
I imagine they [the apothegms of Cæsar] were collected with judgment and choice. Bacon.
A sufficient number to choose among.Shak.
The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.
The common wealth is sick of their own choice. Shak.
The best part; that which is preferable.
The flower and choice Of many provinces from bound to bound. Milton.
Syn. - See Volition, Option.
Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable.
My choicest hours of life are lost. Swift.
Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; -- used with of; as, to be. choiceof time, or of money
Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen.
Choice word measured phrase. Wordsworth.
Syn. - Select; precious; exquisite; uncommon; rare; chary; careful/