From Middle English chois, from Old French chois (“choice”), from choisir (“to choose, perceive”), possibly via assumed Vulgar Latin *causīre (“to choose”) from Gothic *𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 (*kausjan, “to make a choice, taste, test, choose”), from Proto-Germanic *kauzijaną, from Proto-Germanic *keusaną (“to choose”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (“to choose”). Akin to Old High German kiosan (“to choose”), Old English ċēosan (“to choose”), Old Norse kjósa (“to choose”). More at choose.
choice (plural choices)
- An option; a decision; an opportunity to choose or select something.
2012 January 1, Steven Sloman, “The Battle Between Intuition and Deliberation”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 74:
- Libertarian paternalism is the view that, because the way options are presented to citizens affects what they choose, society should present options in a way that “nudges” our intuitive selves to make choices that are more consistent with what our more deliberative selves would have chosen if they were in control.
- Do I have a choice of what color to paint it?
- One selection or preference; that which is chosen or decided; the outcome of a decision.
- The ice cream sundae is a popular choice for dessert.
- Anything that can be chosen.
- (usually with the) The best or most preferable part.
- The flower and choice / Of many provinces from bound to bound.
- Care and judgement in selecting; discrimination.
- Francis Bacon
- I imagine they [the apothegms of Caesar] were collected with judgment and choice.
- Francis Bacon
- (obsolete) A sufficient number to choose among.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- (anything that can be chosen): assortment, range, selection
- (definite: best or most preferable part): the cream
- See also Wikisaurus:option
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- Especially good or preferred.
- It's a choice location, but you will pay more to live there.
- (slang, New Zealand) Cool; excellent.
- Choice! I'm going to the movies.