from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chromium or a chromium alloy.
  • noun Something plated with a chromium alloy.
  • noun A pigment containing chromium.
  • transitive verb To plate with chromium.
  • transitive verb To tan or dye with a chromium compound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Chromium.
  • In dyeing, to subject to a bath of bichromate of potash.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.
  • noun Same as chromium.
  • noun (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.
  • noun A pigment made by mixing chrome yellow with Prussian blue.
  • noun a beautiful red pigment originally prepared from the basic chromate of lead, but now made from red oxide of lead.
  • noun a brilliant yellow pigment, PbCrO4, used by painters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Another name for chromium when used to plate other metals.
  • noun 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.
  • verb To plate with chrome.

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

  • verb plate with chromium
  • verb treat with a chromium compound
  • noun another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Greek khrōma, color (from the brilliant colors of chromium compounds).]

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    Thus confirming that Wordie works in Chrome.


    September 4, 2008

  • Hey, I was wondering about that, thanks for testing, Lampbane!

    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008

  • Interesting cartoon explanation here (no, really) of how it works.

    I'll have to try it at home (I'd be shot for trying it at work).

    September 4, 2008

  • The Surreyjack lingo: chrome refers to Steel Reserve beer in a 40 oz bottle with a silver sticker.

    April 5, 2013