Meaning of CHART in English


I. ˈchärt noun

Etymology: Middle French charte, from Latin charta piece of papyrus, document — more at card

Date: 1571

1. : map : as

a. : an outline map exhibiting something (as climatic or magnetic variations) in its geographical aspects

b. : a map for the use of navigators


a. : a sheet giving information in tabular form

b. : graph

c. : diagram

d. : a sheet of paper ruled and graduated for use in a recording instrument

e. : a record of medical information about a patient

f. : a listing by rank (as of sales) — usually used in plural

number one on the chart s — Tim Cahill

3. : a musical arrangement ; also : a part in such an arrangement

II. verb

Date: 1842

transitive verb

1. : to lay out a plan for

chart a course

2. : to make a map or chart of

chart the coastline

3. : chronicle

the book chart s the last years of his life

intransitive verb

: to be ranked on a chart

the song chart ed for three months

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.