Pronunciation: (chois), [key]
—n., adj., choic•er, choic•est.
1. an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.
2. the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.
3. the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.
4. an alternative: There is another choice.
5. an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates.
6. something that is preferred or preferable to others; the best part of something: Mare's Nest is the choice in the sixth race.
7. a carefully selected supply: This restaurant has a fine choice of wines.
8. a choice grade of beef.
9. of choice, that is generally preferred: A detached house is still the home of choice.
1. worthy of being chosen; excellent; superior.
2. carefully selected: choice words.
3. (in the grading of beef in the U.S.) rated between prime and good.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.