Related formscho·sen·ness, nounun·cho·sen, adjective
Definition for chosen (2 of 3)
Definition for chosen (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 chosen
Giorgio read aloud what they had chosen as their class motto.
The parents had chosen to give birth at home, with a certified professional midwife attending.
Their products are chosen by online votes which brings home a kind of warm and fuzzy “we all did this!”
Nonetheless, Washington has chosen to allow Chinese predatory behavior to continue.Sony Blames North Korea for Hacking, but Washington Left Them Completely Vulnerable|Gordon G. Chang|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It should be noted that LA tap water, rather than NYC's famed brand, was chosen for the test.
I have chosen Johansen to be my companion, and he is in all respects well qualified for that work.Farthest North|Fridtjof Nansen
The performers had chosen a play taken from Persian history.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
But when once your stage-manager is chosen, all the actors must make up their minds to obey him implicitly.The Peace Egg and Other tales|Juliana Horatia Ewing
We cannot say which alternative the builders would have chosen, and therefore we cannot determine the date of building.Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders|T. Eric Peet
At first the notorious Abb Sieys had been chosen a member of the executive.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for chosen (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for chosen (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for chosen (3 of 3)
verb chooses, choosing, chose or chosen
Derived Formschooser, noun
Word Origin for choose
Idioms and Phrases with chosen
In addition to the idiom beginning with choose
- choose up
- beggars can't be choosers
- pick and choose
Also see underchoice.