- 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.
- color or coloring agent: urochrome
- chromium: ferrochrome
Origin of -chrome; from Classical Greek chrōma: see chroma
- a. Chromium or a chromium alloy.b. Something plated with a chromium alloy.
- A pigment containing chromium.
transitive verbchromed chromed, 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.