[ US /ˈɑpʃən, ˈɔpʃən/ ]
[ UK /ˈɒpʃən/ ]
  1. the act of choosing or selecting
    you can take your pick
    your choice of colors was unfortunate
  2. one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
    my only choice is to refuse
    there is no other alternative
    what option did I have?
  3. the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
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How To Use option In A Sentence

  • Spanish-American War of 1898 Edison suggested to the Navy Department the adoption of a compound of calcium carbide and calcium phosphite, which when placed in a shell and fired from a gun would explode as soon as it struck water and ignite, producing a blaze that would continue several minutes and make the ships of the enemy visible for four or five miles at sea. Edison, His Life and Inventions
  • Does the plain, unsugared doughy type bagel look alike surpass the overly decorated with hundreds and thousands and pumped full of sweet chemicals with optional coating of chocolate (half dipped) Tescos Express doughnut win every time? Rabbit Stew. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG
  • It is important to recognize that all labor income, even the bonuses and stock options of CEOs, are included in the labor share.
  • The "fruitily perfumed pineapple weed" that came to Britain from Oregon in the late 19th century and then began to spread throughout the countryside, Mr. Mabey says, "exactly tracked the adoption of the treaded motor tyre, to which its ribbed seeds clung" as if the treads were the soles of climbing boots. Stow the Mower, Stop Pulling
  • Since the path was so narrow that there was no way to reverse, he had no option but to continue moving forward.
  • The primary reason for the adoption of this life-style is the attitude to the economic rewards of work.
  • The series has been optioned twice by film companies but no one has ever gotten as far as the script stage. Marcia Muller talks about her heroine Sharon McCone
  • The political analyst Nikolai Petrov has described Mr. Putin's predicament using the chess term "zugzwang," in which a player sees only moves that will damage his position, and yet does not have the option of passing. NYT > Home Page
  • Polar Instruments has added a flex-rigid PCB design option to the Speedstack PCB layer-stackup design system. Electronicstalk - electronics industry news
  • The separate pieces can be mixed and matched for more wardrobe options.
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