Definitions

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  • n. a person who writes a chronicle

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writer of a chronicle; a recorder of events in the order of time; an historian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writer of a chronicle; a recorder of events in the order of time.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who writes chronicles

Etymologies

to chronicle + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In a very early description of colonial Mexico City, Francisco Cervantes de Salazar mentions that the barbers operated out of stalls with "all classes of artisans and craftsmen" — carpenters, locksmiths, shoemakers, weavers, and breadmakers — along the calle de Tacuba. 56 Another chronicler from the eighteenth century mentions that the barber stands were among those removed from the Plaza de Volador anytime there were bullfights; the barbers there, it was noted by another, "set themselves up [and] apply their skill to the poor who come to be bled or to have their beard cut."

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Leah Hager Cohen on Cost by Roxana Robinson: Robinson has been perennially and somewhat reductively tagged a chronicler of WASP life.

    An Amazon.com Books Blog featuring news, reviews, interviews and guest author blogs.

  • The media is always too quick to canonize a ballplayer for being available at his locker, for returning a phone call, for extending the simple courtesy of recalling a chronicler's first name.

    USATODAY.com - Hall of Famer Puckett was game to play ball

  • If conditions at American farms and slaughterhouses have improved at all in recent years, it is thanks in part to Temple Grandin, a brilliant professor of animal science who is perhaps better known as a chronicler of growing up autistic.

    If Pigs Could Swim

  • Nor is it extravagant to suppose that great efforts would have been made to save the royal records at the destruction of Samaria, especially as there was a royal official, called the chronicler, who would have had care of them.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • When Clovis and his army were baptized the chronicler speaks of "over three thousand" soldiers who became Christians upon that occasion.

    An Introduction to the History of Western Europe

  • The chronicler, however, who tells the story, considers the conduct of the monks of St. Albans in sending spurious relics was "pious," while the behaviour of the monks of Ely was "detestable and disgraceful" -- but then the chronicler was a monk of St. Albans.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Saint Albans With an Account of the Fabric & a Short History of the Abbey

  • GIORGIO VASARI, better known as the chronicler of the works of other artists than for the excellence of his own, was born at Arezzo, 1512 -- died at Florence, 1574.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • If he were more of a chronicler, that is, if he told his story in a more orderly way, without so many repetitions and runnings to and fro, that is, if he were other than the kindly, gossiping, rambling old monk who has made Saint-Evroul a household word for all students of English and Norman history in his own day we ought not to feel so warmly drawn to him as we are.

    Sketches of Travel in Normandy and Maine

  • A woman carries a picture of Georgi Stoev, known as the chronicler of the underworld, at his funeral in Sofia last year.

    SETimes news - English

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