verb (used with object), chromed, chrom·ing.
Origin of chrome
Definition for chrome (2 of 2)
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.
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.
California Chrome crossed the line in a tie for fourth and the crowd—some fans of horse racing, others of great spectacle—hushed.
Greens and yellows made by the admixture of chrome are apt to be crude as compared with those in which cadmium was used.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The production of chrome glac sheep follows the same general lines as glac goat.
The chrome green of the oil and colour shops is a mixture of chrome yellow and Prussian green.
Thus, suitable stripping agents for chrome leather would be the alkali salts of organic acids (especially if multivalent).
Hence the popularity of chrome tannage for waterproof soling and hydraulic leathers.
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
Word Origin for chrome
British Dictionary definitions for chrome (2 of 2)
adj combining form, n combining form
Word Origin for -chrome
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.