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Meaning of choice

choice

Pronunciation: (chois), [key]
— n., adj., choic•er, choic•est.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.
  2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
  3. the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.
  4. an alternative: There is another choice.
  5. an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.
  6. something that is preferred or preferable to others; the best part of something: Mare's Nest is the choice in the sixth race.
  7. a carefully selected supply: This restaurant has a fine choice of wines.
  8. a choice grade of beef.
  9. that is generally preferred: A detached house is still the home of choice.
—adj.
  1. worthy of being chosen; excellent; superior.
  2. carefully selected: choice words.
  3. (in the grading of beef in the U.S.) rated between prime and good.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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