verb (used with object)

Nearby words

  1. charred,
  2. charrette,
  3. charrière scale,
  4. charro,
  5. charry,
  6. chart house,
  7. chart room,
  8. chart.,
  9. chart. cerat.,
  10. charta


    off the charts, greatly exceeding the general level or average: Demand for the new phone is off the charts.Also off the chart.

Origin of chart

1565–75; < Middle French charte < Latin c(h)arta; see charta

3. See map. 9. draft, outline, draw up.

Related forms
Can be confusedcharted chartered


(in prescriptions) a paper.

Origin of chart.

From the Latin word charta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chart

British Dictionary definitions for chart



a map designed to aid navigation by sea or air
an outline map, esp one on which weather information is plotted
a sheet giving graphical, tabular, or diagrammatical information
another name for graph (def. 1)
astrology another word for horoscope (def. 3)
the charts informal the lists produced weekly from various sources of the bestselling pop singles and albums or the most popular videos


(tr) to make a chart of
(tr) to make a detailed plan of
(tr) to plot or outline the course of
(intr) (of a record or video) to appear in the charts (sense 6)
Derived Formschartable, adjective

Word Origin for chart

C16: from Latin, from Greek khartēs papyrus, literally: something on which to make marks; related to Greek kharattein to engrave

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Word Origin and History for chart
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Medicine definitions for chart




A recording, in tabular form, of clinical data relating to a case.
A group of symbols of graduated size for measuring visual acuity.

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