Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Chronogram noun [ Greek ... time + ... writing, character: confer French chronogramme .]
1. An inscription in which certain numeral letters, made to appear specially conspicuous, on being added together, express a particular date or epoch, as in the motto of a medal struck by Gustavus Adolphus in 1632: ChrIstVs DVX; ergo trIVMphVs. - the capitals of which give, when added as numerals, the sum 1632. 2. The record or inscription made by a chronograph.
Chronogrammatic, Chronogrammatical adjective [ Confer French chronogrammatique .] Belonging to a chronogram, or containing one.
Chronogrammatist noun A writer of chronograms.
[ Greek ... time + -graph
: confer French chronographe
.] 1. An instrument for measuring or recording intervals of time, upon a revolving drum or strip of paper moved by clockwork. The action of the stylus or pen is controlled by electricity. 2. Same as Chronogram , 1.
[ R.] 3. A chronoscope.
Chronographer noun One who writes a chronography; a chronologer. Tooke.
Chronographic adjective Of or pertaining to a chronograph.
[ Greek .... See Chronograph
.] A description or record of past time; history.
[ Obsolete] Bp. Hall.
Chronologic, Chronological adjective [ Greek ....] Relating to chronology; containing an account of events in the order of time; according to the order of time; as, chronological tables. Raleigh. -- Chron`o*log"ic*al*ly , adverb
Chronologist, Chronologer noun
[ Greek ....] A person who investigates dates of events and transactions; one skilled in chronology.
That learned noise and dust of the chronologist is wholly to be avoided.
THe most exact chronologers tell us that Christ was born in October, and not in December.
; plural Chronologies
. [ Greek ...; ... time + ... discourse: confer French chronologie
.] The science which treats of measuring time by regular divisions or periods, and which assigns to events or transactions their proper dates.
If history without chronology is dark and confused, chronology without history is dry and insipid.
[ Greek ... time + -meter
: confer French chronomètre
.] 1. An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper. 2. A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc. 3. (Mus.) A metronome. Box chronometer
. See under Box .
-- Pocket chronometer
, a chronometer in the form of a large watch.
-- To rate a chronometer
. See Rate , transitive verb
Chronometric, Chronometrical adjective [ Confer French chronométrique .] Pertaining to a chronometer; measured by a chronometer.
Chronometry noun [ Confer French chronométrie .] The art of measuring time; the measuring of time by periods or divisions.
Chronopher noun [ Greek ... time + ... to carry.] An instrument signaling the correct time to distant points by electricity.
Chronophotograph noun [ Greek ... time + photograph .] One of a set of photographs of a moving object, taken for the purpose of recording and exhibiting successive phases of the motion. -- Chron`o*pho*tog"ra*phy , noun
Chronoscope noun [ Greek ... time + -scope .] An instrument for measuring minute intervals of time; used in determining the velocity of projectiles, the duration of short-lived luminous phenomena, etc.
Chrysalid adjective Pertaining to a chrysalis; resembling a chrysalis.
; plural Chrysalids
. See Chrysalis .
; plural Chrysalides
. [ Latin chrysallis
the gold-colored pupa of butterflies, Greek ..., from ... gold. Confer Aurelia
.] (Zoology) The pupa state of certain insects, esp. of butterflies, from which the perfect insect emerges. See Pupa , and Aurelia (a) .
Chrysaniline noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + English anilene .] (Chemistry) A yellow substance obtained as a by-product in the manufacture of rosaniline. It dyes silk a fine golden-yellow color.
Chrysanthemum noun [ Latin , from Greek ...; chryso`s gold + ... flower.] (Botany) A genus of composite plants, mostly perennial, and of many species including the many varieties of garden chrysanthemums (annual and perennial), and also the feverfew and the oxeye daisy.
Chrysarobin noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + araroba a foreign name of Goa powder + -in .] (Chemistry) A bitter, yellow substance forming the essential constituent of Goa powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid proper; hence formerly called also chrysphanic acid .
Chrysaurin noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + Latin aurum gold. So called from its color.] An orange-colored dyestuff, of artificial production.
Chryselephantine adjective [ Greek chryso`s gold + ... made of ivory, from ... ivory, elephant.] Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory. » The chryselephantine statues of the Greeks were built up with inferior materials, veneered, as it were, with ivory for the flesh, and gold decorated with color for the hair and garments.
Chrysene noun [ Greek chryso`s gold.] (Chemistry) One of the higher aromatic hydrocarbons of coal tar, allied to naphthalene and anthracene. It is a white crystalline substance, C 18 H 12 , of strong blue fluorescence, but generally colored yellow by impurities.
Chrysoberyl noun [ Latin chrysoberyllus , Greek ...; chryso`s gold + ... beryl.] (Min.) A mineral, found in crystals, of a yellow to green or brown color, and consisting of aluminia and glucina. It is very hard, and is often used as a gem.
Chrysochlore noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + chlwro`s light green: confer French chrysochlore .] (Zoology) A South African mole of the genus Chrysochloris ; the golden mole, the fur of which reflects brilliant metallic hues of green and gold.
Chrysocolla noun [ Latin , from Greek chryso`kolla gold solder; chryso`s gold + ... glue.] (Min.) A hydrous silicate of copper, occurring massive, of a blue or greenish blue color.
Chrysogen noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + -gen .] (Chemistry) A yellow crystalline substance extracted from crude anthracene.
Chrysography noun [ Greek ...; chryso`s gold + ... to write.]
1. The art of writing in letters of gold. 2. A writing executed in letters of gold.
Chrysoïdine noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + -oid + -ine .] (Chemistry) An artificial, yellow, crystalline dye, C 6 H 5 N 2 .C 6 H 3 (NH 2 ) 2 . Also, one of a group of dyestuffs resembling chrysoïdine proper.
Chrysolite noun [ Latin chrysolithos , Greek ...; chryso`s gold + ... stone: confer French chrysolithe .] (Min.) A mineral, composed of silica, magnesia, and iron, of a yellow to green color. It is common in certain volcanic rocks; -- called also olivine and peridot . Sometimes used as a gem. The name was also early used for yellow varieties of tourmaline and topaz.
Chrysology noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + -logy .] That branch of political economy which relates to the production of wealth.
[ New Latin , from Greek chryso`s
gold + ..., ..., eye, face.] (Zoology) A genus of neuropterous insects. See Lacewing .
Chrysophane noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + ... to show.] (Chemistry) A glucoside extracted from rhubarb as a bitter, yellow, crystalline powder, and yielding chrysophanic acid on decomposition.
Chrysophanic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, or resembling, chrysophane. Chrysophanic acid (Chemistry) , a yellow crystalline substance extracted from rhubarb, yellow dock, sienna, chrysarobin, etc., and shown to be a derivative of an anthracene. It is used in the treatment of skin diseases; -- called also rhein , rheic acid , rhubarbarin , etc.
Chrysoprase noun [ Middle English crisopace , Old French crisoprace , French chrysoprase , Latin chrysoprasus , from Greek ...; chryso`s gold + ... leek.] (Min.) An apple-green variety of chalcedony, colored by nickel. It has a dull flinty luster, and is sometimes used in jewelry.
[ Latin ] See Chrysoprase . Rev. xxi. 20.
Chrysosperm noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + ... seed.] The seed of gold; a means of creating gold. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Chrysotype noun [ Greek chryso`s gold + -type .]
1. A photographic picture taken upon paper prepared by the use of a sensitive salt of iron and developed by the application of chloride of gold. Abney. 2. 2process, invented by Sir J.Herschel.
Chthonian adjective [ Greek ... in or under the earth, from ..., ..., earth.] Designating, or pertaining to, gods or spirits of the underworld; esp., relating to the underworld gods of the Greeks, whose worship is widely considered as more primitive in form than that of the Olympian gods. The characteristics of chthonian worship are propitiatory and magical rites and generalized or euphemistic names of the deities, which are supposed to have been primarily ghosts.
[ Greek ..., ..., the earth.] Pertaining to the earth; earthy; as, chthonic religions.
[ The] chthonic character of the wife of Zeus.
Chthonophagia, Chthonophagy noun [ New Latin chthonophagia ; Greek ..., ..., earth + ... to eat.] A disease characterized by an irresistible desire to eat earth, observed in some parts of the southern United States, the West Indies, etc.
Chub noun [ This word seems to signify a large or thick fish. Confer Swedish kubb a short and thick piece of wood, and perhaps French chabot chub.] (Zoology) A species to fresh-water fish of the Cyprinidæ or Carp family. The common European species is Leuciscus cephalus ; the cheven. In America the name is applied to various fishes of the same family, of the genera Semotilus , Squalius , Ceratichthys , etc., and locally to several very different fishes, as the tautog , black bass , etc. Chub mackerel (Zoology) , a species of mackerel ( Scomber colias ) in some years found in abundance on the Atlantic coast, but absent in others; -- called also bull mackerel , thimble-eye , and big- eye mackerel . -- Chub sucker (Zoology) , a fresh-water fish of the United States ( Erimyzon sucetta ); -- called also creekfish .
Chub-faced adjective Having a plump, short face.
Chubbed adjective Chubby. [ R.] H. Brooke.
Chubbedness noun The state of being chubby.
Chubby adjective Like a chub; plump, short, and thick. " Chubby faces." I. Taylor.