• noun: one who is the object of choice or of divine favor
  • adjective: selected to do or receive something special
  • past participle of 'choose'
  • synonyms: choice, select, elect


  • Only 'the/a chosen few' will get to go on the trip. [=only a few people will get to go]

  • He was 'chosen' because he's qualified for the job.

  • She was 'chosen' from a long list of people.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) It's a female returning to her lair. These are the first intimate images of snow leopard ever filmed in the wild. She greets her one year old cub. Her den is well chosen. It has exceptional views of the surrounding cliffs. On these treacherous slopes no hunter other than the snow leopard (..)
    2006 TvShow: Planet Earth Title: Mountains Season: 1 Episode 2
  • (..) What about Sparrow? Well, I think we can afford to give him one day's head start. So. This is the path you've chosen, is it? After all, he is a blacksmith. No. He's a pirate. Heave! Thought you were supposed to (..)
    2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • (..) I'd like to make an announcement. This castle will not only be your home this year... ...but home to some very special guests as well. You see, Hogwarts has been chosen... Yes, what is it? What is it? Tell them to wait. Tell them to wait. Wait. So Hogwarts has been chosen (..)
    2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire