Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “charter”

charter

noun [C]  /ˈtʃɑr·t̬ər/ us  

charter noun [C] (DOCUMENT)

a formal statement, esp. by a government or ruler, of the rights of a group organized for some purpose: The United Nations charter sets forth goals we all admire.

charter noun [C] (RENT)

an act of renting a vehicle for a special use, esp. by a group of people: Charters with low fares have attracted new airline passengers.

charter

verb [T]  /ˈtʃɑrt̬·ər/ us  

charter verb [T] (RENT)

to rent a vehicle for a special use: He wanted to charter an airplane.
(Definition of charter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of charter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “charter”

Definitions of “charter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

give the green light to sth

to give permission for someone to do something or for something to happen

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More