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chosen

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noun cho·sen \ˈchō-zən\

Definition of chosen

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chosen

  1. :  one who is the object of choice or of divine favor :  an elect person

Examples of chosen in a Sentence

  1. of the five sons in the family, he was his father's chosen and thus showered with attention and special gifts

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First Known Use of chosen

13th century


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chosen

adjective cho·sen

Definition of chosen

  1. 1 :  elect

  2. 2 :  selected or marked for favor or special privilege a chosen few

Examples of chosen in a Sentence

  1. the chosen few who are invited to a gathering at the CEO's house at the end of the year

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Origin and Etymology of chosen

Middle English, from past participle of chosen to choose



CHOSEN Defined for English Language Learners

chosen

adjective

Definition of chosen for English Language Learners

  • : selected to do or receive something special


CHOSEN Defined for Kids

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chosen

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cho·sen

Definition of chosen for Students

  1. past participle of choose


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chosen

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adjective cho·sen \ˈchō-zən\

Definition of chosen for Students

  1. 1 :  carefully selected his chosen profession

  2. 2 :  picked to be shown favor or given special privilege Only a chosen few were asked to join.



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