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5 definitions found
 for choice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Choice \Choice\, a. [Compar. Choicer; superl. Choicest.]
     1. Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior;
        precious; valuable.
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              My choicest hours of life are lost.   --Swift.
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     2. Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; --
        used with of; as, to be choice of time, or of money.
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     3. Selected with care, and due attention to preference;
        deliberately chosen.
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              Choice word measured phrase.          --Wordsworth.
  
     Syn: Syn. - Select; precious; exquisite; uncommon; rare;
          chary; careful/
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. The power or opportunity of choosing; option.
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              Choice there is not, unless the thing which we take
              be so in our power that we might have refused it.
                                                    --Hooker.
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     3. Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing
        what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference;
        discrimination.
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              I imagine they [the apothegms of C[ae]sar] were
              collected with judgment and choice.   --Bacon.
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     4. A sufficient number to choose among. --Shak.
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     5. The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and
        selected in preference to others; selection.
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              The common wealth is sick of their own choice.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. The best part; that which is preferable.
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              The flower and choice
              Of many provinces from bound to bound. --Milton.
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     To make a choice of, to choose; to select; to separate and
        take in preference.
  
     Syn: Syn. - See Volition, Option.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  choice
      adj 1: of superior grade; "choice wines"; "prime beef"; "prize
             carnations"; "quality paper"; "select peaches" [syn:
             choice, 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: choice, pick, selection]
      2: the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was
         unfortunate"; "you can take your pick" [syn: choice,
         selection, option, pick]
      3: one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen;
         "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my
         only choice is to refuse" [syn: option, alternative,
         choice]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "choice":
     Attic, acceptance, adjudgment, adjudication, aesthetic,
     alternative, animus, appetence, appetency, appetite, appraisal,
     appropriate, arbitrament, arbitration, artistic, best, champion,
     chaste, choosing, chosen, classic, command, conation, conatus,
     cream, dainty, decision, deeming, delicate, desirable, desire,
     determination, discretion, discrimination, disposition, druthers,
     elect, election, elegant, elite, escape clause, escape hatch,
     evaluation, excellent, exceptional, exquisite, fancy, fat, finding,
     first-rate, fit, fitting, flower, for the best, free choice,
     free decision, free will, full consent, good judgment, greatest,
     handpicked, high-quality, ideal, in good taste, inclination,
     incomparable, intention, judging, judgment, judicature, liking,
     loophole, lust, matchless, mind, noncontingent free will, nonesuch,
     nonpareil, objective, of choice, of quality, optimal, optimum,
     option, paragon, paramount, passion, peerless, pick, picked,
     pleasing, pleasure, preeminent, preference, preferred, pretext,
     pride, prime, prize, pure, queen, quiet, quintessence,
     quintessential, rare, rating, recherche, resolution, restrained,
     saving clause, say, say-so, select, selected, selection,
     sexual desire, simple, special, subdued, superior, superlative,
     supreme, surpassing, tasteful, the best, the best ever, the tops,
     the very best, top, transcendent, unaffected, understated,
     unmatchable, unmatched, unobtrusive, unparalleled, unsurpassed,
     velleity, verdict, very best, voice, volition, way of escape,
     way out, well-chosen, will, will power, wish
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CHOICE. Preference either of a person or thing, to one of several other 
  persons or things. Election. (q.v.) 
  
  

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