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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chroniclernoun

    someone who writes chronicles


  1. chroniclernoun

    a person who writes a chronicle

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Chroniclernoun

    Etymology: from chronicle.

    Here gathering chroniclers, and by them stand
    Giddy fantastick poets of each land. John Donne.

    I do herein rely upon these bards, or Irish chroniclers. Edmund Spenser.

    This custom was held by the druids and bards of our antient Britons, and of latter times by the Irish chroniclers, called rimers. Walter Raleigh, Hist. of the World.


  1. chronicler

    A chronicle (Latin: chronica, from Greek χρονικά chroniká, from χρόνος, chrónos – "time") is a historical account of events arranged in chronological order, as in a timeline. Typically, equal weight is given for historically important events and local events, the purpose being the recording of events that occurred, seen from the perspective of the chronicler. A chronicle which traces world history is a universal chronicle. This is in contrast to a narrative or history, in which an author chooses events to interpret and analyze and excludes those the author does not consider important or relevant. The information sources for chronicles vary. Some are written from the chronicler's direct knowledge, others from witnesses or participants in events, still others are accounts passed down from generation to generation by oral tradition. Some used written material, such as charters, letters, and earlier chronicles. Still others are tales of unknown origin that have mythical status. Copyists also changed chronicles in creative copying, making corrections or in updating or continuing a chronicle with information not available to the original chronicler. Determining the reliability of particular chronicles is important to historians.Many newspapers and other periodical literature have adopted "chronicle" as part of their name. Various fictional stories have also adopted "chronicle" as part of their title, to give an impression of epic proportion to their stories.


  1. chronicler

    A chronicler is a person who records events and details in a chronological order, often as a historical account. This can be in various mediums such as books, articles, films, or digital formats. The term can also refer to an author of a chronicle, which is a historical account of facts and events arranged in chronological order.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chroniclernoun

    a writer of a chronicle; a recorder of events in the order of time; an historian

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronicler in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chronicler in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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