\ ˈchärt How to pronounce chart (audio) \

Definition of chart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : map: such as
a : an outline map exhibiting something (such as climatic or magnetic variations) in its geographical aspects
b : a map for the use of navigators
2a : 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 charts— Tim Cahill
3 : a musical arrangement also : a part in such an arrangement


charted; charting; charts

Definition of chart (Entry 2 of 2)

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 charts the last years of his life

intransitive verb

: to be ranked on a chart the song charted for three months

Synonyms for chart

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of chart in a Sentence

Noun a chart showing the number of cars sold each month The doctor consulted the patient's chart. The record went to the top of the charts. Verb They charted the course of the ship. She wanted to chart her own career path. He will try to chart a new course for the company. analysts charting trends in the stock market See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The country music artist will also be doing a bit of fan-girling herself, noting a lineup that includes chart-topping acts Megan Thee Stallion and Lauryn Hill. Micha Green, Baltimore Sun, 19 May 2022 For Fears bring their collection of chart-topping tunes, accumulated over four decades, to Cincinnati this week on Friday, May 20. Alessandro Corona, The Enquirer, 18 May 2022 The two-day event hosted thought leaders, chart-topping artists, and industry executives for a series of panel conversations on the everchanging music landscape across genres and cultures. Quincy Green, Billboard, 18 May 2022 The Billboard Music Awards will include performances by Travis Scott, Ed Sheeran, Becky G and other artists who have enjoyed chart-topping success. Mark Heim |, al, 15 May 2022 There’s no better way to celebrate the chart-topping hits of the year than with the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. Sage Anderson, Rolling Stone, 13 May 2022 Hop in and get ready to belt your face off to some chart-topping hits because Carpool Karaoke: The Series is back! Seventeen, 13 May 2022 Carmichael noted the irony that his YSL crew, which cultivated so much chart-topping talent in the South, is now being framed as a criminal conspiracy. Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 As Harlow made his way down the red carpet, a camera crew filmed fans screaming their adoration for the chart-topping 26-year-old rapper. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, 7 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This birth chart 101 article by fellow astrologer Aliza Kelly can help you out. Emily Simone, Allure, 20 May 2022 The goal in reaching those spiritually wavering is not only the observance of ritual but the stirring of Jewish consciousness, the lighting of the spiritual fire, allowing those reached to chart their own direction. Rabbi Avi Weiss, Sun Sentinel, 16 May 2022 It's garnered more than 35,400 five-star reviews and rose 200 percent in sales on Amazon's Movers and Shakers chart this week. Melissa Epifano,, 13 May 2022 This leads them on a journey that reveals shocking truths and allows Robyn to chart a path to her future. Michael Schneider, Variety, 12 May 2022 In February 1945, the town hosted a summit that brought together U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, Britain’s Winston Churchill, and Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to chart the shape of Europe after World War II. Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2022 For the unionists, the path out of the wilderness is harder to chart. New York Times, 7 May 2022 On the expedition, he and she are supposed to chart resource-rich new lands for colonial conquest. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 6 May 2022 The most effective thing a business can do before implementing AI is to take a step back and chart out who should have access to what. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 5 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chart


circa 1560, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1842, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for chart


Middle French charte, from Latin charta piece of papyrus, document — more at card entry 1

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22 May 2022

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“Chart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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\ ˈchärt How to pronounce chart (audio) \

Kids Definition of chart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a sheet giving information in a table or lists or by means of diagrams a seating chart a growth chart
2 : a map showing features (as coasts, currents, and shoals) of importance to sailors
3 : a diagram of an area showing information other than natural features


charted; charting

Kids Definition of chart (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to make a map or chart of chart the seas
2 : to make a plan for He charted his career.


\ ˈchärt How to pronounce chart (audio) \

Medical Definition of chart

1 : a sheet giving information especially in tabular form especially : a record of medical information for a patient
2 : graph
3 : a sheet of paper ruled and graduated for use in a recording instrument

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chart transitive verb

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