[ chahrt ]
/ tʃɑrt /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for off the charts


/ (tʃɑːt) /



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 off the charts
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for off the charts


[ chärt ]


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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