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, "Charter school's healthy snack store serves students in food desert," 9 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Error 0: The chosen viewer will get to watch from anywhere they please, according to USDish's website. Houston Chronicle, "Dream job? Get paid $1K to binge-watch The Office," 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, "Dr. Stanley Dudrick, Who Saved Post-Surgical Patients, Dies at 84," 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, "Dr. Stanley Dudrick, who saved post-surgical patients, dies at 84," 27 Feb. 2020 The cost of a fitness court varies, depending on how the chosen location needs to be developed. Morgan Voigt, Washington Post, "Could your town use an outdoor gym? This group wants to help install them nationwide.," 2 Oct. 2019 Griffin says that even her chosen language works well with the language of the internet. Los Angeles Times, "This opera will be sung by more than 250 global performers for coronavirus relief," 4 Apr. 2020 The Prince of Egypt (Hulu) Egyptian Prince Moses learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "51 hopeful movies that will make you feel good about life, now streaming on Netflix and more," 16 Mar. 2020 Even if his chosen candidates don’t come out on top, Floyd is proud his example may have inspired others such as 17-year-old Pacheco Jr. to pursue politics at a young age. Carissa Lamkahouan, Houston Chronicle, "Pearland ISD trustee elected at age 18 not seeking second term," 2 Mar. 2020 While Facebook gives you the option to only share info with your chosen friends, even private profiles show your name, profile picture, cover photo, user I.D., and more, to others on the network. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "'Incognito' browsing isn't really private, and 4 other privacy myths," 23 Apr. 2018

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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 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for chosen

chosen

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of chosen

: selected to do or receive something special

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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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