Meaning of “option” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈɒpʃən/

B1 [ C ] a choice:

That's an option you might like to consider.
We don't have many options.
[ + of + doing sth ] You always have the option of not attending.

More examples

have no option (but to do sth)

to not have the possibility of doing something else:

We didn't want to dismiss him, but we had no option.
keep/leave your options open

to wait and not make a decision or choice yet

→ See also soft option

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