Choice

Definition of Choice

Pronunciation: chois
n.1.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.
2.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.
3.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.
4.A sufficient number to choose among.
5.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.
6.The best part; that which is preferable.
The flower and choice
Of many provinces from bound to bound.
- Milton.
To make a choice of
to choose; to select; to separate and take in preference.
a.1.Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable.
My choicest hours of life are lost.
- Swift.
2.Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; - used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money.
3.Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen.
Choice word measured phrase.
- Wordsworth.

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