chosen

noun
cho·​sen | \ ˈchō-zᵊn How to pronounce chosen (audio) \
plural chosen

Definition of chosen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

chosen

adjective

Definition of chosen (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for chosen

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Noun

  • rejectee
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Examples of chosen in a Sentence

Noun of the five sons in the family, he was his father's chosen and thus showered with attention and special gifts Adjective the chosen few who are invited to a gathering at the CEO's house at the end of the year
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Items are purchased by staff and chosen based on nutritional value, demand (based on sales) and availability ( through vendors Costco and Sam's Club), Brewer said. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, 9 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The chosen three are initially enthusiastic participants in Bilton’s plan. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, 20 Feb. 2021 This color palette feels spot on for a garden, greenhouse, vineyard, or woodland setting, where your chosen venue will complement these tones organically. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Jan. 2021 Or about Jesse Barrett, the very model of a husband who supports his wife in her chosen career. William Mcgurn, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2020 The chosen investigation will be capped at $250 million with funding from NASA’s Heliophysics Explorer’s program. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 2 Sep. 2020 Error 0: The chosen viewer will get to watch from anywhere they please, according to USDish's website. Houston Chronicle, 3 Mar. 2020 Rather than change specialties or even abandon his chosen career, however, Dr. Dudrick decided to devote himself to discovering what caused their deaths. Sam Roberts, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2020 Rather than change specialties or even abandon his chosen career, however, Dr. Dudrick decided to devote himself to discovering what caused their deaths. Sam Roberts, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Feb. 2020 The cost of a fitness court varies, depending on how the chosen location needs to be developed. Morgan Voigt, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of chosen

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for chosen

Adjective

Middle English, from past participle of chosen to choose

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The first known use of chosen was in the 13th century

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“Chosen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chosen. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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chosen

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chosen

: selected to do or receive something special

chosen

Kids Definition of chosen

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past participle of choose

chosen

adjective
cho·​sen | \ ˈchō-zᵊn How to pronounce chosen (audio) \

Kids Definition of chosen (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : carefully selected his chosen profession
2 : picked to be shown favor or given special privilege Only a chosen few were asked to join.

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