Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Another name for chromium when used to plate other metals.
  • n. The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content.
  • v. To plate with chrome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as chromium.
  • transitive v. To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. plate with chromium
  • v. treat with a chromium compound
  • n. another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments

Etymologies

French, from Greek khrōma, color (from the brilliant colors of chromium compounds).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From chromium (Wiktionary)

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

    April 5, 2013

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    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008

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    September 4, 2008