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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chois]
    • /tʃɔɪs/
    • /tʃɔɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chois]
    • /tʃɔɪs/

Definitions of choice word

  • countable noun choice If there is a choice of things, there are several of them and you can choose the one you want. 3
  • countable noun choice Your choice is someone or something that you choose from a range of things. 3
  • adjective choice Choice means of very high quality. 3
  • noun choice the act or an instance of choosing or selecting 3
  • noun choice the opportunity or power of choosing 3
  • noun choice a person or thing chosen or that may be chosen 3

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Origin of choice

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English chois < Old French, derivative of choisir to perceive, choose < Germanic; see choose

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Choice


choice popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

choice usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for choice

adj choice

  • prime — of the first importance; demanding the fullest consideration: a prime requisite.
  • preferred — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • prize — leverage.
  • fine — of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine wine.
  • winner — a person or thing that wins; victor.

adjective choice

  • high-quality — adhering to an excellent standard of measure; of superior quality: Education depends on high-quality teachers and materials in our schools.
  • optimal — Best or most favorable; optimum.
  • superior — higher in station, rank, degree, importance, etc.: a superior officer.

noun choice

  • selection — an act or instance of selecting or the state of being selected; choice.
  • choosing — to select from a number of possibilities; pick by preference: She chose Sunday for her departure.
  • pick — to cast (a shuttle).
  • adoption — the act of adopting: the adoption of a new amendment.
  • alternative — If one thing is an alternative to another, the first can be found, used, or done instead of the second.

verb choice

  • tabbed — a small flap, strap, loop, or similar appendage, as on a garment, used for pulling, hanging, or decoration.
  • assign — If you assign a piece of work to someone, you give them the work to do.

Antonyms for choice

adj choice

  • worst — in ill health; sick: He felt badly.
  • unimportant — of much or great significance or consequence: an important event in world history.
  • bad — Something that is bad is unpleasant, harmful, or undesirable.
  • poor — having little or no money, goods, or other means of support: a poor family living on welfare.
  • unrefined — not refined; not purified, as substances: unrefined metal.

noun choice

  • hate — to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
  • indecision — inability to decide.
  • rejection — the act or process of rejecting.

Top questions with choice

  • how to choice a career?
  • what is pro choice?
  • what does pro choice mean?
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  • how to choice a dog?
  • what is sophie's choice about?
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