Meaning of “choice” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /tʃɔɪs/
RIGHT [ U, no plural ]

B1 a situation in which you can choose between two or more things:

If I had a choice, I'd give up work.
He had no choice but to accept their offer.
I'm single by choice (= because I want to be).

B1 the decision to choose one thing or person and not someone or something else:

In the past women had to make a choice between a career or marriage.
THINGS TO CHOOSE FROM [ U, no plural ]

B1 the things or people you can choose from:

The dress is available in a choice of colours.
The evening menu offers a wide choice of dishes.

B1 the person or thing that someone has chosen:

[ usually singular ] Harvard was not his first choice.
The winner got 1000 euros to give to the charity of her choice.
→ See also multiple choice

(Definition of “choice noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)