from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of long duration; continuing: chronic money problems.
- adj. Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases: chronic colitis.
- adj. Subject to a habit or pattern of behavior for a long time: a chronic liar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a problem, that continues over an extended period of time.
- adj. Prolonged or slow to heal.
- adj. Of a person, suffering from an affliction that is prolonged or slow to heal.
- adj. Inveterate or habitual.
- adj. Very bad, awful.
- adj. Extremely serious.
- adj. Good, great, as in "wicked"
- n. A chronic one
- n. Marijuana, typically of high quality.
- n. A condition of extended duration, either continuous or marked by frequent recurrence. Sometimes implies a condition which worsens with each recurrence, though that is not inherent in the term.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to time; according to time.
- adj. Continuing for a long time; lingering; habitual.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to time; having reference to time. Specifically
- Continuing a long time; inveterate or of long continuance, as a disease; hence, mild as to intensity and slow as to progress: in pathology, opposed to acute.
- Also, rarely, chronical.
- n. A chronicle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of long duration
- adj. habitual
- adj. being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos, of time, from khronos, time.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From chronical, from Old French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Ancient Greek χρονικός (khronikos, "of time"), from χρόνος (khronos, "time"). (Wiktionary)