[ kron-oh ]

noun,plural chron·os.

Origin of chrono

By shortening; see -o

Other definitions for chrono- (2 of 2)


  1. a combining form meaning “time,” used in the formation of compound words: chronometer.

Origin of chrono-

<Greek, combining form of chrónos
  • Also especially before a vowel, chron-. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use chrono in a sentence

  • The "Chronos" automatic grain scale is built in many sizes for charges of from 12 to 3,300 lbs.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism | Archibald Williams
  • It is manifest that the attempt is being made to restore the worship of the old Chronos, to whom the ancients had erected temples.

    The Heavenly Father | Ernest Naville
  • At that time he entertained the idea of writing a universal history entitled "Chronos."

    What is Property? | P. J. Proudhon
  • It has since been ascertained that this newspaper was the Baltimore Chronos of the 9th inst.

    Anne | Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • When subsequently he became merged in “Chronos,” his ancient sickle became converted into a scythe.

    Tradition | John Francis Arundell

British Dictionary definitions for chrono-


combining form
  1. indicating time: chronology; chronometer

Origin of chrono-

from Greek khronos time

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