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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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I don't care if Hugo does come at me with a pistol," returned Amy, who was not gifted with dramatic power, but was chosen because she was small enough to be borne out shrieking by the villain of the piece.
He has chosen to be the voice of evil and I will kill him.
His voice was so sympathetic and he read so interestingly that I wished he had chosen one of my favourite chapters in the Book of Kings.
They had recently seen a chosen army from that country, which, reverencing as a mother, they had blindly believed invincible--an army led by a chief who had been selected from a crowd of trained warriors, for his rare military endowments, disgracefully routed by a handful of French and Indians, and only saved from annihilation by the coolness and spirit of a Virginian boy, whose riper fame has since diffused itself, with the steady influence of moral truth, to the uttermost confines of Christendom.
He had forgotten the time or had chosen to disregard it.
And, of all places in the world, why had he chosen the House of the Seven Gables as the scene of his commercial speculations?
This learned stranger was exemplary as regarded at least the outward forms of a religious life; and early after his arrival, had chosen for his spiritual guide the Reverend Mr.
It was a matter of no little vanity to him on Sundays, to take his station in front of the church gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely carried away the palm from the parson.
At their flaming head he westward trooped it like that chosen star which every evening leads on the hosts of light.
But when the swift Pequod, with a fresh leading wind, was herself in hot chase; how very kind of these tawny philanthropists to assist in speeding her on to her own chosen pursuit, -- mere riding-whips and rowels to her, that they were.
When John went into the stable he told James that master and mistress had chosen a good, sensible English name for me, that meant something; not like Marengo, or Pegasus, or Abdallah.
In vain would they all tell him that there were men in that crowd from which he had been chosen who had stood there a month--yes, many months--and not been chosen yet.