- either of two books of the Old Testament, I Chronicles or II Chronicles. Abbreviation: I Chron., II Chron.
- 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 chronicles
He presides over a sprawling media and sports empire that spans from the Lakers to The Chronicles of Narnia.The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview’
December 19, 2014
She now chronicles her recovery in her re-branded site called The Balanced Blonde.Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes an Obsession
October 25, 2014
He chronicles it all in 12 volumes, and every page is worth reading.Book Bag: Beguiling if Unlikely Travel Books
September 4, 2014
Woodward chronicles these reactions on her blog “Step Funny Right Now.”Disabled Woman Tackles the Dating Site Trolls
August 1, 2014
His entry takes the reader through a day of mischief with Bast, the somewhat mysterious creature from the Chronicles series.Inside George R.R. Martin’s New Book (Mild Buzzkill: Only One Story is Martin’s)
June 17, 2014
Perhaps, at some future period, we may venture to open the chronicles of Mudfog.The Mudfog and Other Sketches
She chronicles every stage of the misery, as though she had felt them all; and how unlike it she looks!Lord Kilgobbin
In fact, it is said by some of the chronicles of the times that he was born on the same day and hour with her.Queen Elizabeth
The chronicles say that he was the handsomest and most accomplished youth of the time.Arthur O'Leary
Charles James Lever
Only the chronicles of the burning hour can hold human attention where war is.The Crimson Tide
Robert W. Chambers
- (functioning as singular) either of two historical books (I and II Chronicles) of the Old Testament
- a record or register of events in chronological order
- (tr) to record in or as if in a chronicle
Word Origin and History for chronicles
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.