- a chronological record of events; a history.
- to record in or as in a chronicle.
Origin of chronicle
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Examples from the Web for chronicle
This monthly series will chronicle the history of the American century as seen through the eyes of its novelists.The 2014 Novel of the Year
December 29, 2014
Reprinted with permission from WWII: A Chronicle of Soldiering by James Jones, published by the University of Chicago Press.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day
November 15, 2014
Rather, it offers readers “a chronicle of everyday life, and the narratives which define it.”The Winning Gay Subtlety of ‘Hello Mr.’
September 26, 2014
One video that contains the searing truth about guns is the one made by the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable
September 8, 2014
She uses the celebrations of holy matrimony as a way to chronicle her own relationships, both romantic and platonic.The Summer’s Juiciest Beach Reads: Hillary’s New Memoir And More
May 21, 2014
To such straits has the Chronicle reduced the citizens of Washington.
Daily Chronicle: We have seldom read a better piece of mystification.Cleo The Magnificent</p>
What he saw in the waistcoat to chronicle I confess I have failed to see.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
But this particular year—the year in which this chronicle begins—no draft had been received.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
And, so says the chronicle, the eyes of none were dry when they turned home again.Cyropaedia
- a record or register of events in chronological order
- (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Word Origin and History for chronicle
c.1300, cronicle, from Anglo-French cronicle, from Old French cronique "chronicle" (Modern French chronique), from Latin chronica (neuter plural mistaken for fem. singular), from Greek ta khronika (biblia) "the (books of) annals, chronology," neuter plural of khronikos "of time." Ending modified in Anglo-French, perhaps by influence of article. Old English had cranic "chronicle," cranicwritere "chronicler." The classical -h- was restored in English from 16c.
c.1400, croniclen, from chronicle (n.). Related: Chronicled; chronicling.