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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.
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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)
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(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.
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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
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Singled out in preference:
One that is selected:
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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
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[ˈtʃəʊzən] pp of choosechosen few n
the chosen few (= elite) → les (quelques) élus mpl
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ptp of choose
adj the chosen peopledas auserwählte Volk; the chosen fewdie wenigen Auserwählten
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1. pp of choose
2. adj the chosen (people)gli eletti
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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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References in classic literature ?
The moment she appeared every one of those men suddenly became interested in the lady who had been chosen first.
The good ladies nodded and sighed, and telegraphed to one another that none of them would complain if not chosen, or ever try to rob Brother Alec of his "Heart's Delight," as the boys called Rose.
When all this was done, and the army disciplined, and the herald Mouse had duly proclaimed war by challenging the Weasels, the newly chosen generals bound their heads with straws, that they might be more conspicuous to all their troops.
At length, quite exhausted by the attempt to be amused with her own book, which she had only chosen because it was the second volume of his, she gave a great yawn and said, "How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way!
The districts in New Hampshire in which the senators are chosen immediately by the people, are nearly as large as will be necessary for her representatives in the Congress.
Each man, also, of the King's archers should shoot three arrows at the target bearing the colors of his band, until the best bowman in each band should be chosen. These ten chosen archers should then enter a contest for an open target--three shots apiece--and here any other bowman whatsoever was asked to try his skill.
"Think you that your ten chosen fellows are the best bowmen in all England?" asked the Queen.
Now the ten chosen archers from the King's bands came forth again and took their stand; and with them stood forth the twelve untried men from the open lists.
Will Scarlet was chosen to follow him, and now took his place and carefully chose three round and full-feathered arrows.
The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislature.
No Person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the Age of twenty five Years, and been seven Years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.