Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a record or narrative description of past events
    he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    the story of exposure to lead
  2. (verb, communication) record in chronological order; make a historical record

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Synonyms of Chronicle

account, history, story

Origin of the word Chronicle

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. chronique, from L. chronica, from Gk. khronika (biblia) "(books of) annals," neut. pl. of khronikos "of time." The verb is from c.1440. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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