Webster 1913 Edition
choisirto choose; of German origin; cf. Goth.
kiusanto choose, examine, G.
kiesen. √46. Cf.
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.
The power or opportunity of choosing; option.
Choicethere is not, unless the thing which we take be so in our power that we might have refused it.
Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference; discrimination.
I imagine they [the apothegms of Cæsar] were collected with judgment and
A sufficient number to choose among.
The thing or person chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.
The common wealth is sick of their own
Worthly of being chosen or preferred; select; superior; precious; valuable.
choicesthours of life are lost.
Preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; – used with of;
as, to be.
choiceof time, or of money
Selected with care, and due attention to preference; deliberately chosen.
Syn. - Select; precious; exquisite; uncommon; rare; chary; careful/
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of choosing; the voluntary act of selecting or separating from two or more things that which is preferred; or the determination of the mind in preferring one thing to another; election.
Ye know how that a good while ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my moth should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. Acts 15.
2.The power of choosing; option.
Where there is force, there can be no choice.
Of these alternatives we have our own choice.
3.Care in selecting; judgment or skill in distinguishing what is to be preferred, and in giving a preference.
I imagine Cesars apothems were collected with judgment and choice.
4.The thing chosen; that which is approved and selected in preference to others; selection.
Nor let thy conquests only be her choice.
5.The best part of any thing; that which is preferable, and properly the object of choice.
In the choice of our sepulchers bury thy dead. Gen. 23.
6.The act of electing to office by vote; election.
To make choice of, to choose; to select; to separate and take in preference.
1.Worthy of being preferred; select; precious; very valuable.
My choicest hours of life are lost.
My revenue is better than choice silver. Prov. 8.
2.Holding dear; preserving or using with care, as valuable; frugal; as, to be choice of time or of advantages.
3.Selecting with care, and due attention to preference; as, to be choice of ones company.