verb (used with object), chromed, chrom·ing.
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Origin of chrome
OTHER WORDS FROM chromemul·ti·chrome, nounun·chromed, adjective
Definition for chrome (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE -CHROME
What does -chrome mean?
The form –chrome comes from the Greek chrôma, meaning “color” and is the source of the words chroma and chrome, among many others. The chemical element chromium is so named for colorful compounds the metal can form.
The form -chrome is a variant of chrom- used at the end of words or word elements. Chromo- is another variant of chrom-.
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Examples of -chrome
One example of a word you may be familiar with that features -chrome is polychrome, meaning “being of many or various colors.”
The first part of the word, poly-, means “many.” The second part of the word, -chrome, means “color.” Polychrome literally translates to “many-colored.” Makes sense!
What are some words that use the combining form -chrome?
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The combining form hemo- is used as a prefix to mean “blood.” What does hemochrome literally mean?
Example sentences from the Web for chrome
Inside the “Love” window Elphresh the contortionist elf dances in from of a gold boom-box and 9-foot chrome mushrooms.
Galeria is a collage of quotations: columns, chrome black tables, panels with English paisley fabric.
Her very first sculpture, a metallic chrome unicorn aptly titled “Space Oracle,” sits on a pedestal directly in front.
And the chrome-domed 47-year-old has been a sports commentating dynamo from Jump Street.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bettors placed over $9 million on California Chrome, the most wagered on any single horse to win the Belmont Stakes.Why California Chrome’s Fairy Tale Didn’t End Happily Ever After|Michael Fensom|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chrome dinettes and plastic furniture are manufactured in plants located at Marion.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Still, the best way would be not to try to make a green of Prussian blue and chrome yellow.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Like the chrome molybdate it would be superfluous as a pigment.Field's Chromatography|George Field
Frequently the ground colour is a bright yellow, for which they employ chrome-yellow, obtained from the trader.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
With regard to materials, nothing but steel is used throughout, and most of the metal is forged chrome nickel steel.Aviation Engines|Victor Wilfred Pag
British Dictionary definitions for chrome (1 of 2)
- another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
- (as modifier)a chrome dye