HyperDic: option

English > 3 senses of the word option:
NOUNpossessionoptionthe right to buy or sell property at an agreed price
cognitionoption, alternative, choiceone of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
actoption, choice, selection, pickthe act of choosing or selecting
option > pronunciation
Soundsaa'pshahn; ao'pshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > option: 3 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningThe 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.
Narrowercall option, callThe option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
covered optionA put or call option backed by the shares underlying the option
incentive option, incentive stock optionAn option granted to corporate executives if the company achieves certain financial goals
lock-up optionAn option to buy the crown jewels offered to a white knight in order to forestall a hostile takeover
naked optionA put or call option for which the seller or buyer has no underlying security position
put option, putThe option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
stock optionThe right to buy or sell a stock at a specified price within a stated period
straddleThe option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
Broaderderivative instrument, derivativeA financial instrument whose value is based on another security
Spanishopción de compraventa, opciones, opción
Catalanopció de compravenda
English > option: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningOne of a number of things from which only one can be chosen.
Example"what option did I have?"
Synonymsalternative, choice
NarrowerHobson's choiceThe choice of taking what is offered or nothing at all
default option, defaultAn option that is selected automatically unless an alternative is specified
impossibility, impossible actionAn alternative that is not available
obverseThe more conspicuous of two alternatives or cases or sides
possibility, possible action, openingA possible alternative
preference, druthersThe right or chance to choose
soft optionAn easier alternative
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishalternativa, decisión, elección, opción
Catalanalternativa, elecció, opció
Adjectivesoptativeindicating an option or wish
English > option: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of choosing or selecting.
Synonymschoice, selection, pick
NarrowercastingThe choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
coloration, colourationchoice and use of colors / colors (as by an artist)
decision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
electionThe act of selecting someone or something
sampling(statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study / study
volition, willingThe act of making a choice
vote, ballot, voting, ballotingA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció, selecció
Verbsoptselect as an alternative over another

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