- The definition of a chronicle is a record of things that have happened in the order which they happened.
A US history book is an example of a chronicle.
- Chronicle means to gather facts and information about events which have happened.
Interviewing family members about family history and keeping a record of what they say is an example of to chronicle.
- a historical record or register of facts or events arranged in the order in which they happened
- a narrative; history
Origin of chronicleMiddle English and Anglo-French cronicle from Old French chronique from Medieval Latin chronica from L, plural , pertaining to time, chronicles from Classical Greek chronika, annals, plural of chronikos: see chronic
transitive verb-·cled, -·cling
- An extended account in prose or verse of historical events, sometimes including legendary material, presented in chronological order and without authorial interpretation or comment.
- A detailed narrative record or report.
- Chronicles used with a sing. verb Bible
transitive verbchron·i·cled, chron·i·cling, chron·i·cles
Origin of chronicleMiddle 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 .
- Often used in the title of a newspaper, as in Pennsylvania Chronicle.
(third-person singular simple present chronicles, present participle chronicling, simple past and past participle chronicled)
- To record in or as in a chronicle.