- 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.
Origin of chrome
- variant of chrom- as the final element of a compound word: polychrome.
Examples 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.The Incredible Art of Christmas Windows
November 24, 2014
Galeria is a collage of quotations: columns, chrome black tables, panels with English paisley fabric.Russia’s Gold Digger Academy
November 11, 2014
Bettors placed over $9 million on California Chrome, the most wagered on any single horse to win the Belmont Stakes.
It looked as if Chrome was lying in wait, but aboard the horse Victor Espinoza sensed a diminished vigor.
He whipped with his right hand, urging California Chrome for one final kick, but the horse was swallowed.
Mr. Chrome took Paul in his arms, and lifted him into it as if he was but a child.
Mr. Chrome, who loved to hunt and fish, brought quails and pigeons.
Paul was on his way to Mr. Chrome's shop, to begin work for the day.
Like the chrome molybdate it would be superfluous as a pigment.Field's Chromatography
Chrome listened placidly and without impatience of any kind.Under Fire
- another word for chromium, esp when present in a pigment or dye
- (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
- colour, coloured, or pigmentmonochrome
Word Origin and History for chrome
1800, "chromium," from French chrome, the name proposed by Fourcroy and Haüy for a new element, from Greek khroma "color" (see chroma); so called because it makes colorful compounds. The name was given to the metallic element now known as chromium (which had been isolated 1798 by French chemist Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin); it continued in commercial use in English for "chrome steel" (steel with 2 percent or so chrome) after the chemical name was changed internationally. As a short form of chromium plating it dates from 1937. Related: Chromic.
- Chromium, especially as a source of pigment.