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chosen (See choose)


1 pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her" [syn: take, select, pick out]
2 select as an alternative; choose instead; prefer as an alternative; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast" [syn: prefer, opt]
3 see fit or proper to act in a certain way; decide to act in a certain way; "She chose not to attend classes and now she failed the exam" [also: chosen, chose]chosen adj : preferred above all others; "the chosen few"; "her chosen abode"


1 one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
2 the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
3 an exclusive group of people; "one of the elect who have power inside the government" [syn: elect]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • chōz'ən, /ˈtʃəʊzən/, /"tS@Uz@n/
    Rhymes: -əʊzən


  1. past participle of choose

Extensive Definition

Chosen can mean:
In Japanese:
  • Joseon, a name for Korea
  • Chosen Army of Japan, a part of the Imperial Japanese Army, responsible for the garrison of and operations on the Korean Peninsula
  • Chosen Soren, an organization for ethnic Koreans living in Japan
In cryptanalysis:
In music:
  • Chosen One, the second Hillsong Music album in the Youth Alive series by the Hillsong Church
In television:
In literature:
In Calvinism:
  • The Chosen or The Elect, a group of people who are predestined to go to Heaven, part of the theory of predestination
In Elect-Tracking:
  • The method initiated by William Douglas (DOB 1965-Springfield Ohio)of painstakingly referencing and cross-referencing every book of the bible (NIV, KJV, Interliniary, etc...)for elect passages, and the creation of the Electpedia; due out NLT 2010.
chosen in Dutch: Elect

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