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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [choh-zuh n]
    • /ˈtʃoʊ zən/
    • /ˈtʃəʊ.zən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [choh-zuh n]
    • /ˈtʃoʊ zən/

Definitions of chosen word

  • noun chosen Chosen is the past participle of choose. 3
  • adjective chosen selected or picked out, esp for some special quality 3
  • noun chosen the official name for Korea when it was a Japanese province (1910–45) 3
  • noun chosen Korea 3
  • abbreviation CHOSEN choose 3
  • adjective chosen picked out by preference; selected 3

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Origin of chosen

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English chosen, chēsen, Old English cēosan; cognate with Gothic kiusan, Old High German kiosan (German kiesen); akin to Greek geúesthai to enjoy, Latin gustāre to taste (see gusto)

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Parts of speech for Chosen


chosen popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

chosen usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for chosen

adj chosen

  • named — a word or a combination of words by which a person, place, or thing, a body or class, or any object of thought is designated, called, or known.
  • selected — to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
  • pick — to cast (a shuttle).
  • select — to choose in preference to another or others; pick out.
  • popular — regarded with favor, approval, or affection by people in general: a popular preacher.

adjective chosen

  • preferred — to set or hold before or above other persons or things in estimation; like better; choose rather than: to prefer beef to chicken.
  • special — of a distinct or particular kind or character: a special kind of key.

noun chosen

  • best — Best is the superlative of good.

Antonyms for chosen

adj chosen

  • ignored — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • inferior — lower in station, rank, degree, or grade (often followed by to): a rank inferior to colonel.

adjective chosen

  • mischosen — to make a wrong or improper choice.

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