The bumper of this car is an example of chrome.
- The definition of chrome is a grayish-white, very hard, metallic chemical element that doesn't erode easily.
An example of chrome is the shiny metal plating over the bumper of a car.
- Chrome means to plate with a very hard metal.
An example of chrome is covering the bumper of a car with a layer of shiny hard metal.
- chromium or chromium alloy, esp. as used for plating
- any of certain salts of chromium, used in dyeing and tanning
- a chromium pigment
Origin of chromeFr: see chromium
transitive verbchromed, chrom′ing
- to plate with chromium
- to treat with a salt of chromium, as in dyeing
- color or coloring agent: urochrome
- chromium: ferrochrome
Origin of -chromefrom Classical Greek chr?ma: see chroma
- a. Chromium or a chromium alloy.b. Something plated with a chromium alloy.
- A pigment containing chromium.
transitive verbchromed, chrom·ing, chromes
- To plate with chromium.
- To tan or dye with a chromium compound.
Origin of chromeFrench from Greek khrōma color (from the brilliant colors of chromium compounds)
- Colored: polychrome.
- Color; pigment: urochrome.
Origin of -chromeFrom Greek khrōma color
(third-person singular simple present chromes, present participle chroming, simple past and past participle chromed)
- To plate with chrome.
chrome - Computer Definition
(2) (chrome) The window borders, scroll bars and other user interface elements in an application. For example, "standard Windows chrome" refers to the regular user interface in Windows rather than a different appearance via a third-party enhancement. The term harks back to the chrome strips on cars, which in past decades were used to enhance the vehicle's appearance. See browser chrome and skin.