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Webster 1913 Edition


Chrome

Chrome

,
Noun.
Same as
Chromium
.
Chrome alum
(Chem.)
,
a dark violet substance,
(SO4)3Cr2.K2SO4.24H2O
, analogous to, and crystallizing like, common alum. It is regarded as a double sulphate of chromium and potassium.
Chrome green
(a)
The green oxide of chromium,
Cr2O3
, used in enamel painting, and glass staining.
(b)
A pigment made by mixing chrome yellow with Prussian blue.
Chrome red
,
a beautiful red pigment originally prepared from the basic chromate of lead, but now made from red oxide of lead.
Chrome yellow
,
a brilliant yellow pigment,
PbCrO4
, used by painters.

Webster 1828 Edition


Chrome

CHROME

,
Noun.
A metal consisting of a porous mass of agglutinated grains, very hard, brittle, and of a grayish white color. Its texture is radiated. In its highest degree of oxydation, it passes into the state of an acid, of a ruby red color. It takes its name from the various and beautiful colors which its oxyd and acid communicate to minerals into whose composition they enter. Chrome is employed to give a fine deep green to the enamel of porcelain, to glass, &c.
The oxyd of Chrome is of a bright grass green or pale yellow color.

Definition 2022


chrome

chrome

See also: chromé and -chrome

English

Noun

chrome (uncountable)

  1. Chromium, when used to plate other metals.
  2. (computing, graphical user interface) The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content.
  3. (US, slang) handguns (collectively)

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Verb

chrome (third-person singular simple present chromes, present participle chroming, simple past and past participle chromed)

  1. To plate with chrome.
  2. To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.

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French

Etymology

From Ancient Greek χρῶμα (khrôma, color)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kʁom/

Noun

chrome m (uncountable)

  1. chromium

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Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈxrɔmɛ/

Adjective

chrome

  1. nominative singular neuter of chromy
  2. accusative singular neuter of chromy
  3. nominative plural of chromy
  4. accusative plural of chromy