- choice [chois]n.[ME & OFr chois < choisir, to choose < Goth kausjan, to taste, test: see CHOOSE]1. the act of choosing; selection2. the right, power, or chance to choose; option3. a person or thing chosen4. the best or most preferable part5. a variety from which to choose6. a supply that is well chosen7. an alternativeadj.choicer, choicest1. of special excellence; superior2. carefully chosen3. designating or of a grade of government-classified meat between prime and good——————of choicethat is or are preferred [medically the treatment of choice]choicelyadv.choicenessn.SYN.- CHOICE implies the chance, right, or power to choose, usually by the free exercise of one's judgment [a bachelor by choice]; OPTION suggests the privilege of choosing as granted by a person or group in authority that normally exercises the power [local option on liquor sales ]; ALTERNATIVE, in strict usage, limits a choice to one of two possibilities [the alternative of paying a fine or serving 30 days ]; PREFERENCE suggests the determining of choice by predisposition or partiality [a preference for striped ties ]; SELECTION implies a wide choice and the exercise of careful discrimination [selections from the modern French poets ]
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.