- 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 chronicler
He is the chronicler of a colorful fashion-loving world, famously traversing Manhattan on his bicycle.Bill Cunningham: Through the Lens of a Style King
March 14, 2014
She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.Renata Adler, Poet of a Chaotic Generation
March 21, 2013
Jones was presented more heroically than he even had been in the press (he seemed to have bent the ear of the chronicler).Why James Jones Quit
The Daily Beast
October 8, 2010
As any chronicler of the Tea Party movement knows, homemade signs are good evidence of what message the attendees want to send.Left-Wing Crazies Take Their Turn
October 2, 2010
His chronicler opines that it was a letter that must have moved a stone to tears.The Sea-Hawk
To the chronicler these incidents appeal for that very reason.When the West Was Young
Frederick R. Bechdolt
The historian must be more than a chronicler and an interpreter.College Teaching
It is to him that the chronicler William of Malmesbury dedicated his work.Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury
H. J. L. J. Mass
I cannot agree with the German chronicler's estimate of Rudolph.From a Terrace in Prague
Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
- a record or register of events in chronological order
- (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Word Origin and History for chronicler
early 15c., agent noun from chronicle (v.).
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.