[ chahrt ]
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  1. a sheet exhibiting information in tabular form.

  2. a graphic representation, as by curves, of a dependent variable, as temperature, price, etc.; graph.

  1. a map, especially a hydrographic or marine map.

  2. an outline map showing special conditions or facts: a weather chart.

  3. Astrology. horoscope (def. 1).

  4. Jazz. a musical arrangement.

  5. 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.

verb (used with object)
  1. to make a chart of.

  2. to plan: to chart a course of action.

  1. Informal. to rank in the charts: The new song gets charted number four this week.

Idioms about chart

  1. 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; from Middle French charte, from Latin c(h)arta;see charta

synonym study For chart

3. See map.

Other words for chart

Other words from chart

  • chart·a·ble, adjective
  • pre·chart, verb (used with object)
  • pre·chart·ed, adjective
  • re·chart, verb (used with object)
  • well-charted, adjective

Words that may be confused with chart

Other definitions for chart. (2 of 2)


  1. (in prescriptions) a paper.

Origin of chart.

From the Latin word charta Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chart in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for chart


/ (tʃɑːt) /

  1. a map designed to aid navigation by sea or air

  2. an outline map, esp one on which weather information is plotted

  1. a sheet giving graphical, tabular, or diagrammatical information

  2. another name for graph (def. 1)

  3. astrology another word for horoscope (def. 3)

  4. the charts informal the lists produced weekly from various sources of the bestselling pop singles and albums or the most popular videos

  1. (tr) to make a chart of

  2. (tr) to make a detailed plan of

  1. (tr) to plot or outline the course of

  2. (intr) (of a record or video) to appear in the charts (sense 6)

Origin of chart

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

Derived forms of chart

  • chartable, adjective

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