Meaning of CHART in English
/ tʃɑːt; NAmE tʃɑːrt/ noun , verb
[ C ] a page or sheet of information in the form of diagrams, lists of figures, etc. :
a weather chart
a sales chart (= showing the level of a company's sales)
—see also bar chart , flow chart , pie chart
[ C ] a detailed map of the sea :
a naval chart
the charts [ pl. ] ( especially BrE ) a list, produced each week, of the pop music records that have sold the most copies :
The album went straight into the charts at number 1.
to top the charts (= to be the record that has sold more copies than all the others)
■ verb [ vn ]
to record or follow the progress or development of sb/sth :
The exhibition charts the history of the palace.
to plan a course of action :
She had carefully charted her route to the top of her profession.
to make a map of an area
SYN map :
Cook charted the coast of New Zealand in 1768.
late 16th cent.: from French charte , from Latin charta paper, papyrus leaf from Greek khartēs .
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005