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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
chrome yellow
▪ a car with chrome bumpers
▪ He comes alongside the gleaming chrome and asks her about the tulips.
▪ His dreams that night, as he would remember them, were situated inside a chrome computer.
▪ Isobel ran from one to another, touching the gleaming coachwork, the glittering chrome.
▪ It was shiny black with red enamel trim and a gleaming chrome blade.
▪ The front grille and the chrome hub caps gleamed, because he polished them every evening with a soft chamois cloth.
▪ Use the type with elements installed in glass, and avoid the chrome trimmed heaters.
▪ Water patterns bounce off polished chrome, the fibreglass shell is honed to a waxy sheen of pearl.
▪ When the buzzer went on his new chrome and ash desk, he jumped.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Chromium \Chro"mi*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? color.] (Chem.) A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing. Called also chrome.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1800, "chromium," from French chrome, the name proposed by Fourcroy and Haüy for a new element, from Greek khroma "color" (see chroma); so called because it makes colorful compounds. The name was given to the metallic element now known as chromium (which had been isolated 1798 by French chemist Nicolas-Louis Vauquelin); it continued in commercial use in English for "chrome steel" (steel with 2 percent or so chrome) after the chemical name was changed internationally. As a short form of chromium plating it dates from 1937. Related: Chromic.


n. 1 chromium, when used to plate other metals. 2 (context computing graphical user interface English) The basic structural elements used in a graphical user interface, such as window frames and scroll bars, as opposed to the content. vb. 1 To plate with chrome. 2 To treat with a solution of potassium bichromate, as in dyeing.


n. another word for chromium when it is used in dyes or pigments

  1. v. plate with chromium; "chrome bathroom fixtures" [syn: chromium-plate]

  2. treat with a chromium compound


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Chrome (band)

Chrome is an American acid punk group founded in San Francisco, California in 1975.

Chrome took part of their inspiration for their rough and sometimes chaotic music from punk pioneers like The Stooges. The sound of the group was often coarse and featured heavy elements of feedback and distortion. Their experiments in mixing synthesized noise with rock instrumentation, marking them as part of the post-punk movement, have been cited as a forerunner of industrial rock music.

Chrome (Debbie Harry song)

Chrome is a song by the American vocalist Debbie Harry, featured on her debut album KooKoo in 1981. The song was issued as an advance 12" promo in the United States with the album track "Under Arrest" as the B-side but it never had a commercial release. A 7" single was, however, released in Germany, (the B-side was " The Jam Was Moving", which was an A-side in the United Kingdom and the United States), though this failed to chart.

Chrome (video game)

Chrome is a first-person shooter video game by Techland, released in 2003 by the publisher Strategy First. A prequel, Chrome: SpecForce, was released in 2005. In March 2006, Techland announced a sequel, which will feature the latest version of the Chrome Engine but was reported to be "on hold" soon after.

Chrome (comics)
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Chrome (Trace Adkins song)

"Chrome" is a song written by Anthony Smith and Jeffrey Steele and recorded by American country music artist Trace Adkins. It was released in September 2002 as the third and final single and title track from his 2001 album of the same name. It peaked at number 10 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

Before its release as a single, "Chrome" was the B-side to the album's first single, " I'm Tryin'."

Chrome (Catherine Wheel album)

Chrome is the second full-length album by the English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel, released in 1993 (see 1993 in music). Chrome, produced by former Pixies producer Gil Norton, has a more metallic musical edge (hence the title) than the band's previous album Ferment and EPs. Peaking at number 26 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, the album was supported by the single "Crank", a number 5 Modern Rock Tracks hit. Music videos were filmed for singles "Crank", "Show Me Mary", and "The Nude". The video for "Crank" featured the band playing in a hotel's elevator and lobby to a motley cast of hotel guests,with several scenes emulating the persecution, death, and resurrection of Jesus; "Show Me Mary" had the band being driven around in a taxi; "The Nude" featured the smearing of wet clay across a topless woman's torso. The cover photo was shot in an indoor swimming pool by Storm Thorgerson of the Hipgnosis design company. In 1999, the cover of this album appeared as the cover of the Hipgnosis/Thorgerson retrospective book Eye Of The Storm: The Album Graphics Of Storm Thorgerson (Sanctuary Publishing, 190 pgs.). The CD version was also available in a limited-edition version with a shiny chrome-looking cover with embossed writing on it.

The track "Ursa Major Space Station" was named after an obscure guitar effects pedal, but it is not known if the band used that pedal on the album. "Fripp" was named after King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

Catherine Wheel embarked on tours with Slowdive, Chapterhouse, and INXS, among others, to promote this album.

Chrome (Trace Adkins album)

Chrome is the fourth studio album by American country music singer Trace Adkins. It was released on October 9, 2001 on Capitol Records Nashville. The album produced three singles for Adkins on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: " I'm Tryin'" at No. 6, "Help Me Understand" at No. 17, and the title track at No. 10. It has also been certified gold by the RIAA. The album was produced by Trey Bruce (tracks 3, 5-8, 10, 11) and Dann Huff (tracks 1, 2, 4, 9, 12).

The album's title track was later covered by Jeffrey Steele on his 2003 album Gold, Platinum, Chrome, and Steele.

Chrome (XM)

Chrome was one of ten dance/ electronica music satellite channels operated by Sirius XM Radio on channel 83 (and since November 2005 on DirecTV 861), and was one of five dance music channels offered by XM. The channel played classic disco and dance music from the 1970s through the 1980s and freestyle music which was popular from the mid-1980s to early 1990s. On November 12, 2008, the channel was eliminated from the XM lineup with the XM/Sirius merger, and no equivalent music was made available.

Chrome was one of the first channels offered by XM Satellite Radio at launch; the first song played was " Get Down Tonight" by KC & The Sunshine Band. The last song played was Donna Summer's " Last Dance." Among one of its jingling promos was "Where Disco DOESN'T Suck."

During November and December 2004, the channel was pre-empted for Special Xmas on the satellite service.

Sirius/XM announced on December 16, 2008 that the format hole will filled by The Strobe (a channel that was heard exclusively on Sirius before its removal on November 12, 2008), the name of the disco/classic dance channel, effective January 15, 2009.

Chrome (singer)

Tyrone Emmanuel Paul, better known as Chrome, is a singer who shot to fame through his vocal contributions to the two Dizzee Rascal UK #1 records " Holiday" and " Dance wiv Me".

At the end of 2010, Chrome leaked a track entitled "Ooh Now Baby" to critical acclaim, with the Tron Legacy inspired video spreading across the internet. The song was produced by LP and JC, the producers behind no. 1 Box Office movie StreetDance 3D and featured UK rapper Stylah.

In July 2011, Chrome signed a publishing deal and announced his first official single release would be a track called "Wake Up", which debuted on BBC 1Xtra. The "Wake Up" single was scheduled for release 19 September 2011 and features remixes from Benny Page, David Heartbreak, Stinkahbell and Cutmore.

In 2013, Chrome (now called Chrom3) was featured on the Brookes Brothers' song Carry Me On, which was selected as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World and charted at #71 on the UK Singles Chart.

Chrome (The Screaming Jets album)

Chrome is the seventh studio album by the Australian band The Screaming Jets. The album was announced in March 2016 along with a national tour in May.

The band introduced some of the new tracks during their 2015 'Rock n Roll Rampage' tour. and said the new songs were "warmly embraced" by the fans. Band member Dave Gleeson said; “We think this is probably as complete an album as we have ever done. It sits very well beside Tear of Thought There are plenty of different textures and great big fat rock songs, as well as some quiet moments. We hit the nail right on the head with this album of what the Jets sound like.”

The album was released on 6 May 2016 and debuted and peaked at number 30 in Australia, becoming band’s first Top 50 appearance since Scam (October 2000).

Usage examples of "chrome".

Many of the plantations carried billboards with the AFI logo and others, and there was even another AFI plant research station, a small complex of gleaming glass and chrome that looked as if it would be more at home on the Bath Road out of London than in the middle of Africa.

Other dye-stuffs, such as fustic, Persian berries and Alizarine yellow, are best dyed on a basic chrome mordant, which is effected when tartar or oxalic acid is the assistant mordant used, or when some other form of chrome compound than bichrome is employed.

This method can be carried out in, for instance, dyeing a cochineal scarlet with tin crystals, a yellow from fustic and alum, a black from logwood and copperas and bluestone, a red from madder and bichrome, and the dyeing of the Alizarine colours by the use of chrome fluoride, etc.

One instant, Nemes, Scylla, and Briareus were at the doorway eight meters away, the next instant they were gone and three shimmering chrome shapes stood among the black- and red-robed figures at the table.

That distinctive fifties Buick grille, which looked to me like the mouth of a chrome crocodile.

It says buick 8 on both sides of the engine block in big chrome letters, as if whoever made it was afraid of forgetting what the damn thing was.

All this great ever-increasing flood of bronze, brass, chrome, Fiberglas, lapstreak, teak, auto pilots, burgees, Power Squadron hats, nylon line, all this chugging winking blundering glitter of props, bilge pumps and self-importance needs dockside space.

Then the colors leaked away one by one, chroma weakening: purple-blue, manganese violet, discord, cobalt blue, doubt, affection, chrome green, chrome yellow, raw sienna, contemplation, alizarin crimson, irony, silver, severity, compassion, cadmium red, white.

Chrome mordanted wool should be dyed without delay, as it is rather sensitive to light, especially the yellow sort, which gradually changes into the green sort of Chromed wool.

Alizarine Orange, Alizarine Blue, Anthracene Brown, Alizarine Cyanine, Galloflavine, Gambine, Chrome Violet, etc.

He appeared to be completely encased in a softly glowing, silvery material like chrome paint.

A street guna cheap chrome automatic with the serial number etched outlay on the floor in front of the couch.

Chevette, who has kind of a major thing for Chrome Koran, and cranks them on her bike whenever she needs a boost to proj on, just moves with it now, everybody dancing, even the icers from the bathroom.

They were in one unit of a rambling compound of decrepit, obsessionally Art Deco guest structures, curving walls corroded and flaking on their seaward faces, half-moon windows crossed by thin bars of pitted chrome, queer unusable prisms of space with no access.

They pecked and got sick as before, and later avoided a similar green bead, although they would go on pecking at a red or chrome one.