- a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form.
- a graphic representation, as by curves, of a dependent variable, as temperature, price, etc.; graph.
- a map, especially a hydrographic or marine map.
- an outline map showing special conditions or facts: a weather chart.
- Astrology. horoscope(def 1).
- Jazz. a musical arrangement.
- the charts, ratings of the popularity of popular-music records, usually based on nationwide sales for a given week: Their album is number three on the charts this week.
- to make a chart of.
- to plan: to chart a course of action.
- Informal. to rank in the charts: The new song gets charted number four this week.
- 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
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- (in prescriptions) a paper.
Origin of chart.
Examples from the Web for chart
“The threat streams to U.S. interests and Western interests are off the chart,” he said.ISIS Fight Has a Spy Shortage, Intel Chair Says
January 2, 2015
The book hit the top spot during the week of Sept. 25, 2011 but fell off the chart the next week.How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List
November 16, 2014
This chart lists median household income in the United States for every year going back to 1967, when it started being measured.The Real Reason Democrats Lost
November 6, 2014
Chart their blood profile and body fat percentage; make recommendations and encourage them along their path.College Football Fattens Players Up and Then Abandons Them
October 4, 2014
It appears, based on this chart, that alcoholism is a larger problem in the red states than in the blue.All the Grown-Up Hipsters Playing Kids’ Games
June 29, 2014
The captain looked at it through his glass, and then examined the chart.Brave and Bold
It is no new sea, returned Altamont; it is in every Polar chart, and has a name already.The Field of Ice
It was the compass by which he steered and learned to chart the manners of a new land and life.White Fang
Madden was leaning over the chart scrutinizing it with careful eyes.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
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I looked at his chart, and saw that he was over 102 degrees.The Stark Munro Letters
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- 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)
Word Origin and History for chart
1570s, "map for the use of navigators," from Middle French charte "card, map," from Late Latin charta "paper, card, map" (see card (n.1)).
Charte is the original form of the French word in all senses, but after 14c. (perhaps by influence of Italian cognate carta), carte began to supplant it. English used both carte and card 15c.-17c. for "chart, map," and in 17c. chart could mean "playing card," but the words have gone their separate ways and chart has predominated since in the "map" sense. In the music score sense from 1957.
1837, "to enter onto a map or chart," from chart (n.). In the commercial recording sense, a reference to appearing on the "Billboard" magazine music popularity chart is by 1961. The chart itself was printed from c.1942. Related: Charted; charting.
- A recording, in tabular form, of clinical data relating to a case.
- A group of symbols of graduated size for measuring visual acuity.