- 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 chronicling
The Hunger Games franchise is already a deeply political saga, chronicling a growing rebellion against a tyrannical regime.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters
November 21, 2014
It paid tribute to the greats that came before it, all while laughing at itself and chronicling a legendary friendship.I Watched ‘Psych’ For 8 Years and All I Got Was This Lackluster Finale
March 27, 2014
How can you write your way out of the after-effects of your earlier experiences simply by chronicling them?Marco Roth’s Book Bag: The Anti-Memoir Memoir
October 1, 2013
Chronicling the fungus foragers who count posh New York restaurants as their clients.This Week’s Hot Reads: Sept. 2, 2013
September 2, 2013
In chronicling this saga, Mann, currently in his 20s, is a warrior-poet from another age.This Is What Baseball Looks Like in the Lowliest Minor Leagues
May 19, 2013
The chronicling of such inexplicable cruelties I leave to other pens.Three Years' War
Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
Mr. Raymond, in chronicling this anecdote, tells of the New York Herald giving the story in a mangled and pointless copy.The Lincoln Story Book
Henry L. Williams
I must not overload these slight pages by chronicling at length how Merchester caught and developed the Pageant fever.Brother Copas
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The master himself was not exempt and once we find him chronicling that he went a-hunting and caught a fox and the ague.George Washington: Farmer
Paul Leland Haworth
The omission illustrates his carelessness in respect to the chronicling of his deeds, his heedlessness as to fame and glory.Amerigo Vespucci
Frederick A. Ober
- a record or register of events in chronological order
- (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Word Origin and History for chronicling
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.