Definition for chose (2 of 3)
Origin of chose2
Definition for chose (3 of 3)
verb (used with object), chose; cho·sen or (Obsolete) chose; choos·ing.
verb (used without object), chose; cho·sen or (Obsolete) chose; choos·ing.
- to select (players) for a contest or game: The kids chose up sides for the game.
- to select players for a contest or game: We have to choose up before we can play.
Origin of choose
Can be confusedchews choose
Examples from the Web for chose
Because I was president I had to do the write-up for the event and they chose that picture.
Jones helped her chose her first one, and she quickly learned to play.
Cheval was born in 1836 in Charmes, France, and he chose to serve his small community as a postman.
Yes, and I chose their song “Shake Some Action,” which was released in 1976.
He spoke to us from his home in Oakland about which songs he chose and why.
When 323 Burr chose, neither man nor woman could resist him.A Breath of Prairie and other stories|Will Lillibridge
In this extremity Sieys chose as minister of police the old Terrorist Fouch, who best understood how to deal with his brethren.
For what can we conceive of that first Eden which we might not yet win back, if we chose?Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)|John Ruskin
Mlle H. I have no doubt M. Manuel could enlighten us, if he chose.The Romance of a Poor Young Man|Pierrepont Edwards
I cannot see why Heaven ever chose to afflict me so cruelly.They Looked and Loved|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for chose (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for chose (2 of 3)
Word Origin for chose
British Dictionary definitions for chose (3 of 3)
verb chooses, choosing, chose or chosen
Derived Formschooser, noun
Word Origin for choose
Idioms and Phrases with chose
In addition to the idiom beginning with choose
- choose up
- beggars can't be choosers
- pick and choose
Also see underchoice.