[ chahrt ]
/ tʃɑrt /
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.
verb (used with object)
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
1565–75; < Middle French charte < Latin c(h)arta; see charta
SYNONYMS FOR chart
3 See map.
9 draft, outline, draw up.
chart·a·ble, adjectivepre·chart, verb (used with object)pre·chart·ed, adjectivere·chart, verb (used with object)
Can be confusedcharted chartered
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British Dictionary definitions for off the charts
/ (tʃɑːt) /
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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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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