American English

Definition of chart noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] a page or sheet of information in the form of diagrams, lists of figures, etc. a weather chart a sales chart (= showing the level of a company's sales) see also bar chart, flow chart, pie chart
  2. 2the charts [plural] a list, produced each week, of the music CDs that have sold the most copies The album went straight on to the charts at number 1. to top the charts (= to be the record that has sold more copies than all the others) a chart hit
  3. 3[countable] a detailed map of the ocean or stars a naval chart
  4. Idioms
    off the charts (informal)
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    extremely high in level World demand for the product is off the charts. Enthusiasm for the project soared off the charts.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chart