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.
to make a chart of.
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.
(in prescriptions) a paper.
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 (sense 1)
(astrology) another word for horoscope (sense 3)
(informal) the charts, the lists produced weekly from various sources of the bestselling pop singles and albums or the most popular videos
(transitive) to make a chart of
(transitive) to make a detailed plan of
(transitive) to plot or outline the course of
(intransitive) (of a record or video) to appear in the charts (sense 6)
1570s, “map for the use of navigators,” from Middle French charte “card, map,” from Late Latin charta “paper, card, map” (see card (n.1)).
Charte is the original form of the French word in all senses, but after 14c. (perhaps by influence of Italian cognate carta), carte began to supplant it. English used both carte and card 15c.-17c. for “chart, map,” and in 17c. chart could mean “playing card,” but the words have gone their separate ways and chart has predominated since in the “map” sense. In the music score sense from 1957.
1837, “to enter onto a map or chart,” from chart (n.). In the commercial recording sense, a reference to appearing on the “Billboard” magazine music popularity chart is by 1961. The chart itself was printed from c.1942. Related: Charted; charting.
A recording, in tabular form, of clinical data relating to a case.
A group of symbols of graduated size for measuring visual acuity.
Figures and other material showing past performance, esp of a race horse; form, track record (1940s+ Horse racing)
A musical arrangement or score (1950s+ Cool musicians)
continuous hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy
a woman hired to do general cleaning, especially in an office or large house. noun (pl) -women (Brit) a woman who is hired to clean, tidy, etc, in a house or office n. 1590s, from Middle English char, cherre “turn of work” (see chore) + woman. An Alicia Charwoman appears in the Borough of Nottingham […]
a large bus used on sightseeing tours, especially one with open sides and no center aisle. noun (Brit, obsolete) a motor coach, esp one used for sightseeing tours n. British for “sightseeing bus,” 1811, originally in a Continental context (especially Swiss), from French char-à-bancs, literally “benched carriage,” from char “wagon,” from Latin carrus (see car) […]
the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. one such feature or trait; characteristic. moral or ethical quality: a man of fine, honorable character. qualities of honesty, courage, or the like; integrity: It takes character to face up to a bully. reputation: a stain on one’s character. […]
- Character actor
noun an actor who specializes in playing odd or eccentric characters