English noun: option
|1.||option (possession) 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|
|Broader (hypernym)||derivative, derivative instrument|
|Narrower (hyponym)||call, call option, covered option, incentive option, incentive stock option, lock-up option, naked option, put, put option, stock option, straddle|
|2.||option (cognition) one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen|
|Samples||What option did I have?.|
There no other alternative.
My only choice is to refuse.
|Broader (hypernym)||deciding, decision making|
|Narrower (hyponym)||default, default option, druthers, Hobson's choice, impossibility, impossible action, obverse, opening, possibility, possible action, preference, soft option|
|3.||option (act) the act of choosing or selecting|
|Samples||Your choice of colors was unfortunate.|
You can take your pick.
|Synonyms||choice, pick, selection|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ballot, balloting, casting, coloration, colouration, conclusion, decision, determination, election, sampling, volition, vote, voting, willing|