from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

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  • v. Past participle of choose

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which is the object of choice or special favor.
  • Selected from a number; picked out; choice.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Picked; choice; select.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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