- 1 chart something to record or follow the progress or development of somebody/something The exhibition charts the history of the palace. His job was to chart the progress of the spacecraft.
- 2chart something to plan a course of action She had carefully charted her route to the top of her profession.
- 3chart something to make a map of an area synonym map Cook charted the coast of New Zealand in 1768. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from French charte, from Latin charta
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BrE BrE//tʃɑːt//; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːrt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chart
BrE BrE//tʃɑːt//; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːrt//he / she / it charts
BrE BrE//tʃɑːts//; NAmE NAmE//tʃɑːrts//past simple charted
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtɪd//past participle charted
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtɪd//-ing form charting
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtɪŋ//