3. An interpreter in a dumb show or play. [Obs.]
4. (Mus.) A company of singers singing in concert.
5. (Mus.) A composition of two or more parts, each of which is intended to be sung by a number of
6. (Mus.) Parts of a song or hymn recurring at intervals, as at the end of stanzas; also, a company of
singers who join with the singer or choir in singer or choir in singing such parts.
7. The simultaneous of a company in any noisy demonstration; as, a Chorus of shouts and catcalls.
(Cho"rus), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Chorused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chorusing.] To sing in chorus; to
exclaim simultaneously. W. D. Howells.
Chose in action, a thing of which one has not possession or actual enjoyment, but only a right to it,
or a right to demand it by action at law, and which does not exist at the time in specie; a personal right
to a thing not reduced to possession, but recoverable by suit at law; as a right to recover money due on
a contract, or damages for a tort, which can not be enforced against a reluctant party without suit.
Chose in possession, a thing in possession, as distinguished from a thing in action. Chose local,
a thing annexed to a place, as a mill. Chose transitory, a thing which is movable. Cowell. Blount.
(||Chose) n.; pl. Choses [F., fr. L. causa cause, reason. See Cause.] (Law) A thing; personal
(Chose) imp. & p. p. of Choose.
(Cho"sen) p. p. of Choose. Selected from a number; picked out; choice.
Seven hundred chosen men left-handed.
Judg. xx. 16.
(Cho"sen), n. One who, or that which is the object of choice or special favor.
(Chou"an) n. [F.] One of the royalist insurgents in western France during and after the French
Cornish chough (Her.), a bird represented black, with red feet, and beak; called also aylet and
(Chough) n. [OE. choughe, kowe fr. AS. ceó; cf. also D. kauw, OHG. chaha; perh. akin to E.
caw. &radic22. Cf. Caddow.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the Crow family (Fregilus graculus) of Europe. It is of
a black color, with a long, slender, curved bill and red legs; also called chauk, chauk-daw, chocard,
Cornish chough, red-legged crow. The name is also applied to several allied birds, as the Alpine chough.
(||Chou"i*cha) n. [Native name] (Zoöl.) The salmon of the Columbia River or California. See
(||Chou"ka) n. [Native name] (Zoöl.) The Indian four-horned antelope; the chikara.
(Choule) n. [Obs.] See Jowl. Sir W. Scott.
(||Choul"try) n. See Choltry.
(Chouse) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Choused ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chousing.] [From Turk. chaush a
messenger or interpreter, one of whom, attached to the Turkish embassy, in 1609 cheated the Turkish
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