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Definition of charter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    charter

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they charter
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtər//
     
    he / she / it charters
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtərz//
     
    past simple chartered
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtərd//
     
    past participle chartered
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtərd//
     
    -ing form chartering
    BrE BrE//ˈtʃɑːtərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɑːrtərɪŋ//
     
    Plane travel, Travelling by boat or ship
     
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  1. 1charter something to hire/rent a plane, boat, etc. for your own use a chartered plane They flew to Athens and then chartered a boat to the island. Wordfindercabin crew, charter, flight path, in-flight, land, long-haul, plane, refuel, take-off, travel See related entries: Plane travel, Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2charter something to state officially that a new organization, town or university has been established and has special rights
  3. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French chartre, from Latin chartula, diminutive of charta ‘paper’from Greek khartēs ‘papyrus leaf’.Extra examples Special trains were chartered to take them to the festival. The club chartered a special flight from Manchester to Turin. The guests were flown there in a privately chartered plane. The oil companies use both owned and chartered ships.
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