- The definition of chose is the past form of choose and means to have made a selection.
An example of chose is someone saying they picked the best pumpkin in the patch.
chose definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Old French thing ; from Classical Latin causa, matter, affair
chose definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, from Latin causa, thing, case, reason.
Variant of choose
- to pick out by preference from what is available; take as a choice; select: to choose a book at the library
- to decide or prefer: with an infinitive object: to choose to remain
Origin: Middle English chesen, cheosen ; from Old English ceosan ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝeus-, to taste, relish from source Classical Latin gustare, Gothic kausjan
- to make one's selection
- to have the desire or wish; please: do as you choose
- chooser noun