choice

/ˈtʃoɪs/

  • Noun
  • the act of choosing
    1. He knew he had to make a choice. [=choose one thing or another]
    2. He has some important choices to make.
    3. You made a good/bad choice.
    4. She was faced with a difficult choice.
    5. You can either accept the job or not. It's your choice.
    6. I read about the various options so that I could make an informed choice.
  • the opportunity or power to choose between two or more possibilities
    1. Given the choice, I'd rather stay home tonight.
    2. He had no choice in the matter. = He did not have a choice in the matter.
    3. You leave me (with) no choice.
    4. They gave/offered me a choice between an automatic and standard transmission.
    5. A flexible health insurance plan gives patients more choice about doctors and coverage.
    6. He had little choice in the matter. = He did not have much choice in the matter.
  • a range of things that can be chosen
    1. The plan has a wide choice of options. [=there are many options that can be chosen]
    2. You have the choice of coffee or tea.
    3. The menu does not have much choice. [=selection]
    4. (chiefly Brit) Customers are spoiled for choice [=customers have a lot of choices] when buying a new car.
  • one of the things that you can choose
    1. She wanted pizza, but that wasn't a choice. [=option]
    2. There is a wide range of choices.
    3. Other choices on the menu looked equally tempting.
  • the person or thing that someone chooses
    1. He is happy with his choice.
    2. She is my first choice for the job. [=she is the one I most want for the job]
    3. I don't like her choice of friends.
    4. Selling our car was the right choice.
  • favorite or most liked
    1. Wine was his beverage of choice.
  • very good
    1. The store sells only the choicest [=best] fruits.
  • of a quality that is good but not the best
    1. Choice beef is not as expensive as prime beef.
  • carefully chosen especially for the purpose of expressing anger or disapproval
    1. I had a few choice words for him. [=I said a few angry words to him]