American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past participle of choose.
- adj. Selected from or preferred above others: the chosen few.
- adj. Having been selected by God; elect.
- n. The elect considered as a group. Often used with the.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Picked; choice; select.
- v. Past participle of choose
GNU Webster's 1913
- Selected from a number; picked out; choice.
- n. One who, or that which is the object of choice or special favor.
- n. the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
- n. one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
- n. an exclusive group of people
“He argues that the unintended effect is not voluntarily chosen (in the morally relevant sense of ˜chosen™ for which we hold people responsible) even though the agent knows that it will occur as a result of his actions.”
“The past participle of a transitive verb is always passive except in such forms as _have chosen, had chosen_.”
““Chechen,” most experts agreed, was a term chosen by Russian colonists after the name of a local village that, ironically, bore the name of thirteenth century Mongol conqueror.”
“Unfortunately, even the label chosen for the problem shows that the bureaucracy does not really understand it.”
“Our Future is in the Air," the title chosen by the curator Douglas Ecklund, includes a selection of prints by Charles Sheeler of a farmhouse and barn in Bucks County, Pa.”
“Beautifully performed by Brader, in far too many ways his monologue brings to mind the title chosen by George Bernard Shaw for his 1932 play: Too True To Be Good.”
“The name chosen out of the gate: Anheuser-Busch InBev NV.”
“Organizers called it the "Day of Rage," a name chosen to echo the protests in Egypt that led to President Mubarak's ouster.”
“Two years ago, it expanded into luxury yachts under the Accelera brand, a name chosen for its vaguely European sound.”
“At a music festival or theme park or any large gathering of youth they might go “fishing” by calling out a name chosen at random: “Jake!” or “Miles!” or “Ashley!” or “Samantha!””
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