Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

chosen

[choh-zuh n]
verb
  1. a past participle of choose.
Show More
adjective
  1. selected from several; preferred: my chosen profession.
  2. Theology. elect(def 9).
Show More
noun
  1. elect.
Show More
Related formscho·sen·ness, nounun·cho·sen, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for chosenness

Contemporary Examples


British Dictionary definitions for chosenness

chosen

verb
  1. the past participle of choose
Show More
adjective
  1. selected or picked out, esp for some special quality
Show More

Chosen

noun
  1. the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45)
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for chosenness

chosen

n.

"the elect, the select," especially those selected by God, c.1200, from past participle of choose (v.). Chosen people for "the Jews" is recorded from 1530s.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper