Meaning of CHART in English


I. ˈchärt, -ȧt, usu -d.+V noun

( -s )

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


a. obsolete : map

b. : an outline map for conveying information about something other than the purely geographic

a chart of temperature variations

a chart showing military maneuvers

a chart of the town lots

c. : a hydrographic map : a map on which is projected a portion of water and usually adjacent or included land intended especially for use by navigators

the United States Coast Survey charts

the British Admiralty charts

d. : a small-scale representation of an area of the earth's surface, its culture and relief, and various aeronautical aids intended for use in air navigation

2. archaic : charter , grant , deed

3. archaic : card , playing card

4. : a form designed to record or provide information quickly and simply especially about something fluctuating or changing : table , graph , diagram

a chart of rainfall for the past year

a chart of price changes

a clinical chart for a hospital patient

5. : a summary of a racehorse's form

II. transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

1. : to make a map or chart of : record or indicate by map, chart, outline, or graph : delineate

the 1728 expedition that charted the dividing line between the two colonies — American Guide Series: North Carolina

above the boiling cloud cap of a hurricane, an Air Force plane charts the size of the disturbance — New York Times Magazine

2. : to lay out a plan for typically in orderly outline : plan , project

we have charted the course to a stable world peace — H.S.Truman

Churchill and Roosevelt met to chart strategy — New York Times Magazine

III. noun

1. : a listing by rank (as of sales) — often used in plural

number one on the charts

2. : a musical arrangement for an ensemble or a part in such an arrangement

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.