Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “choice”

See all translations

choice

noun uk   /tʃɔɪs/ us  

choice noun (ACT)

B1 [C or U] an act or the possibility of choosing: If the product doesn't work, you are given the choice of a refund or a replacement. It's a difficult choice to make. It's your choice/The choice is yours (= only you can decide). It was a choice between pain now or pain later, so I chose pain later. Now you know all the facts, you can make an informed choice. I'd prefer not to work but I don't have much choice (= this is not possible). He had no choice but to accept (= he had to accept). Is she single by choice? Champagne is their drink of choice (= the one they most often drink).
More examples

choice noun (VARIETY)

B1 [S or U] the range of different things from which you can choose: There wasn't much choice on the menu. The evening menu offers a wide choice of dishes. The dress is available in a choice of colours.
More examples

choice noun (PERSON/THING)

B1 [C] a person or thing that has been chosen or that can be chosen: Harvard was not his first choice. He wouldn't be my choice as a friend. This type of nursery care may well be the best choice for your child.
More examples

choice

adjective uk   /tʃɔɪs/ us  
of high quality: I had the the most expensive dish on the menu - a choice fillet of fish.
(Definition of choice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of choice?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “choice” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

baby

a very young child, especially one that has not yet begun to walk or talk

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More