[ krohm ]
/ kroʊm /
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chromium-plated or other bright metallic trim, as on an automobile.
(of dyeing) the dichromate of potassium or sodium.
Photography. a positive color transparency; kodachrome.

verb (used with object), chromed, chrom·ing.



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Origin of chrome

1790–1800; <French <Greek chrôma color; (in defs. 1, 2, 6, 7) shortened form of chromium


mul·ti·chrome, nounun·chromed, adjective

Definition for chrome (2 of 2)


variant of chrom- as the final element of a compound word: polychrome.
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British Dictionary definitions for chrome (1 of 2)

/ (krəʊm) /


  1. another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
  2. (as modifier)a chrome dye
anything plated with chromium, such as fittings on a car body
a pigment or dye that contains chromium


to plate or be plated with chromium, usually by electroplating
to treat or be treated with a chromium compound, as in dyeing or tanning

Word Origin for chrome

C19: via French from Greek khrōma colour

British Dictionary definitions for chrome (2 of 2)


adj combining form, n combining form

colour, coloured, or pigmentmonochrome

Word Origin for -chrome

from Greek khrōma colour
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Medical definitions for chrome

[ krōm ]


Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.
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