Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Selected from or preferred above others.
  • adjective Having been selected by God; elect.
  • noun The elect considered as a group. Often used with the.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Picked; choice; select.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of choose

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

  • noun the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)
  • noun one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
  • noun an exclusive group of people

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Examples

  • 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.

    Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe

  • The past participle of a transitive verb is always passive except in such forms as _have chosen, had chosen_.

    Higher Lessons in English A work on english grammar and composition

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • “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.

    The Return

  • Unfortunately, even the label chosen for the problem shows that the bureaucracy does not really understand it.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Unfortunately, even the label chosen for the problem shows that the bureaucracy does not really understand it.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Unfortunately, even the label chosen for the problem shows that the bureaucracy does not really understand it.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Unfortunately, even the label chosen for the problem shows that the bureaucracy does not really understand it.

    Surrender is not an Option

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