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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choice  \Choice\,  a.  [Compar.  {Choicer};  superl.  {Choicest}.] 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.  -  Select;  precious;  exquisite;  uncommon;  rare 
  chary;  careful/ 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Choice  \Choice\  (chois),  n.  [OE.  chois,  OF  chois,  F.  choix,  fr 
  choisir  to  choose  of  German  origin;  cf  Goth.  kausjan  to 
  examine,  kiusan  to  choose  examine,  G.  kiesen  [root]46.  Cf 
  {Choose}.] 
  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  C[ae]sar]  were 
  collected  with  judgment  and  choice.  --Bacon. 
 
  4.  A  sufficient  number  to  choose  among.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Syn.  -  See  {Volition},  {Option}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  choice 
  adj  1:  of  superior  grade;  "choice  wines";  "fine  wines"  "prime 
  beef";  "prize  carnations";  "quality  paper";  "select 
  peaches"  [syn:  {fine},  {prime(a)},  {prize},  {quality}, 
  {select}] 
  2:  appealing  to  refined  taste;  "choice  wine" 
  n  1:  the  person  or  thing  chosen  or  selected;  "he  was  my  pick  for 
  mayor"  [syn:  {pick},  {selection}] 
  2:  the  act  of  choosing  or  selecting;  "your  choice  of  colors  was 
  unfortunate";  "you  can  take  your  pick"  [syn:  {selection}, 
  {pick}] 
  3:  an  alternative  action  "what  option  did  I  have?"  or  "there 
  no  other  alternative"  or  "my  only  choice  is  to  refuse" 
  [syn:  {option},  {alternative}] 




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