Definitions

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

  • noun An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.
  • noun A detailed narrative record or report.
  • transitive verb To record in or in the form of a historical record.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A historical account of facts or events disposed in the order of time; a history; especially, a bare or simple record of occurrences in their order of time.
  • noun Figuratively, anything that records, contains, conveys, or suggests history.
  • noun Also chronicon.
  • noun Synonyms History, Chronicle, Annals, etc. (see history); register, record, diary, journal, narrative, story.
  • To record in a chronicle; narrate; register as history.
  • Synonyms Register, etc. See record, v.

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

  • noun An historical register or account of facts or events disposed in the order of time.
  • noun A narrative of events; a history; a record.
  • noun The two canonical books of the Old Testament in which immediately follow 2 Kings.
  • transitive verb To record in a history or chronicle; to record; to register.

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

  • noun A written account of events and when they happened, ordered by time.
  • verb To record in or as in a chronicle.

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

  • verb record in chronological order; make a historical record
  • noun a record or narrative description of past events

Etymologies

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

[Middle English cronicle, from Anglo-Norman, alteration of Old French cronique, from Latin chronica, from Greek khronika (biblia), chronological (books), annals, neuter pl. of khronikos, of time; see chronic.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin chronica, from Ancient Greek χρονικός (chronikos, "of or concerning time"), from χρόνος (chronos, "time")

Examples

  • During the Middle Ages the term chronicle included every form of history, but the word in its earliest usage signified simply a chronological table.

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  • This chronicle is as much an homage to noble elders who often struggle to surmount indifference in their own communities as it is an op-ed by the author, who sounds the alarm among a skeptical public, and even other scientists, about the incalculable loss posed by a language's extinction.

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  • This chronicle is profoundly erudite, thoroughly engrossing, satisfyingly hefty (700-plus pages!), and delightfully idiosyncratic.

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  • The full chronicle is a initial symbol for print materials, spirit gear, etc; a delegate symbol is streamlined with a ostracism of a Wildcats legs for have make have make use of of of of upon group unvaried elements (jerseys, caps; if it were to be used for alternative jaunty teams, it would work for an glorious football steel sheet logo).

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  • The full chronicle is a initial symbol for print materials, spirit gear, etc; a delegate symbol is streamlined with a ostracism of a Wildcats legs for have make have make use of of of of upon group unvaried elements (jerseys, caps; if it were to be used for alternative jaunty teams, it would work for an glorious football steel sheet logo).

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  • This chronicle is profoundly erudite, thoroughly engrossing, satisfyingly hefty (700-plus pages!), and delightfully idiosyncratic.

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  • One striking — and troubling — aspect of Mr. Lebrecht's chronicle is the importance he gives to recordings, an importance that inevitably raises the question of whether recorded performances have influenced our attitude to Mahler's music and that of many other composers.

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  • A history, as opposed to a chronicle, is a running narrative that depends to a large extent on the imagination of the historian.

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  • A history, as opposed to a chronicle, is a running narrative that depends to a large extent on the imagination of the historian.

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  • The book contains the Old Testament, the New Testament, a necrology of the Podlazice monastery, a list of Podlazice fraternity members, a script on natural history, the oldest Czech Latin chronicle – there are eleven contents items in all.

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