See also: Chose, CHOSE, and chôse

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  • (UK) enPR: chōz, IPA(key): /t͡ʃəʊz/
  • (US) enPR: chōz, IPA(key): /t͡ʃoʊz/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊz

Verb edit

chose

  1. simple past of choose
  2. (colloquial, nonstandard) past participle of choose
  3. simple past of chuse

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle French chose, from Latin causa (cause, reason). Doublet of cause.

Noun edit

chose (plural choses)

  1. (law) A thing; personal property.
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Etymology edit

Inherited from Old French chose, from Latin causa. Compare Italian cosa, Portuguese coisa, Spanish cosa among many others. Compare cause, a borrowed doublet.

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chose f (plural choses)

  1. thing
    Synonym: truc
    • 1580, Michel de Montaigne, De la cruauté: Essais:
      Les Agrigentins avaient en usage commun d’enterrer sérieusement les bêtes qu’ils avaient eu chères, comme les chevaux de quelque rare mérite, les chiens et les oiseaux utiles, ou même qui avaient servi de passe-temps à leurs enfants : et la magnificence qui leur était ordinaire en toutes autres choses paraissait aussi singulièrement à la somptuosité et nombre de monuments élevés à cette fin, qui ont duré en parade plusieurs siècles depuis.
      The Agrigentines had a common use solemnly to inter the beasts they had a kindness for, as horses of some rare quality, dogs, and useful birds, and even those that had only been kept to divert their children; and the magnificence that was ordinary with them in all other things, also particularly appeared in the sumptuosity and numbers of monuments erected to this end, and which remained in their beauty several ages after.

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  • German: Chose

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Noun edit

chose

  1. Alternative form of chois

Middle French edit

Etymology edit

From Old French chose, cose.

Noun edit

chose f (plural choses)

  1. thing

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  • (file)

Adjective edit

chose m or f

  1. (Jersey) self-conscious

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

  • cosa (very early Old French)
  • cose (chiefly Old Northern French)

Etymology edit

From earlier cose, cosa, inherited from Latin causa. Compare cause.

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Noun edit

chose oblique singularf (oblique plural choses, nominative singular chose, nominative plural choses)

  1. thing (miscellaneous object or concept)
    • 1260–1267, Brunetto Latini, “Cist premiers livres parole de la naissance de toutes choses [This first book talks about the birth of all things]” (chapter 1), Livre I - Premiere partie, in Livres dou Tresor [Book of Treasures]; republished as Polycarpe Chabaille, compiler, Li livres dou tresor par Brunetto Latini[3], Paris: Imprimerie impériale, 1863, page 1:
      si come li sires qui vuet en petit leu amasser choses de grandisme vaillance [] por acroistre son pooir [] i met il les plus chieres choses et les plus precieux joiaus que il puet, selonc sa bone entencion, tout autressi est li cors de cest livre compilez de sapience
      Just like the lord, who wishes to accumulate very valuable things in a tiny place [] in order to increase his power, [] puts there—according to his good intention—the dearest things and the most precious jewels he can, so the body of this book is filled with knowledge

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