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 (chō′sĕn′) also Cho·sun (-sŭn′)
A name used for Korea since the second millennium bc.


Past participle of choose.
1. Selected from or preferred above others: the chosen few.
2. Having been selected by God; elect.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
The elect considered as a group. Often used with the.


the past participle of choose
selected or picked out, esp for some special quality


(Placename) the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45)


(ˈtʃoʊ zən)

1. pp. of choose.
2. selected from several; preferred: my chosen profession.
4. the chosen, elect (def. 9).
cho′sen•ness, n.



Japanese name of Korea.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
darling, dearie, deary, ducky, favorite, favourite, pet - a special loved one
2.Chosen - the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
3.chosen - an exclusive group of peoplechosen - an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government"
elite, elite group - a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status


Singled out in preference:
One that is selected:
được lựa chọn


A. PP of choose
B. ADJpreferido, predilecto
the chosen fewla minoría privilegiada
the Chosen (People)el pueblo elegido
their chosen representativeel representante que han elegido
C. N one of the chosenuno de los elegidos


[ˈtʃəʊzən] pp of choosechosen few n
the chosen few (= elite) → les (quelques) élus mpl


ptp of choose
adj the chosen peopledas auserwählte Volk; the chosen fewdie wenigen Auserwählten


1. pp of choose
2. adj the chosen (people)gli eletti


مُخْتار vybraný valgt ausgewählt επιλεγμένος elegido valittu choisi odabran scelto 選ばれた 선발된 gekozen utvalgt wybrany escolhido избранный vald ที่เลือกแล้ว seçilmiş được lựa chọn 精选的
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