EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHART

The captain looked at it through his glass, and then examined the chart.

It is no new sea, returned Altamont; it is in every Polar chart, and has a name already.

It was the compass by which he steered and learned to chart the manners of a new land and life.

Madden was leaning over the chart scrutinizing it with careful eyes.

I looked at his chart, and saw that he was over 102 degrees.

He looked like he'd struck a rock where there was deep water on the chart.

The temporary failure of the chart lamp was the real cause of this alarm.

With catlike quickness Winford leaped behind the chart table.

Perhaps the chart which would clear him, or else something of value in his cabin.

The year would be written in red ink at the top of the chart.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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