From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .
To pick; to make the choice of; to select.
*:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
To decide to act in a certain way.
To wish; to desire; to prefer.
*(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
*:The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
(mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
- The number of distinct subsets of size ''k'' from a set of size ''n'' is or "''n'' choose ''k''".
From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .
(dialectal, or, obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
(dialectal, or, obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
(dialectal, or, obsolete) Scope for choice.