charter Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "charter" - English Dictionary

See all translations

charternoun

uk   /ˈtʃɑː.tər/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ/

charter noun (OFFICIAL PAPER)

[C] a formal statement of the rights of a country's people, or of an organization or a particular social group, that is agreed by or demanded from a ruler or government: a charter of rights Education is one of the basic human rights written into the United Nations Charter. The government have produced a Citizen's/Parents'/Patients' Charter.

charter noun (RENT)

[U] the renting of a vehicle: boats for charter a charter flight a major charter operator

charterverb [T]

uk   /ˈtʃɑː.tər/  us   /ˈtʃɑːr.t̬ɚ/

charter verb [T] (RENT)

to rent a vehicle, especially an aircraft, for a special use and not as part of a regular service: They've chartered a plane to take delegates to the conference.

charter verb [T] (OFFICIAL START)

to officially start a new organization by giving it a charter: Cambridge University Press was chartered in 1534.
(Definition of charter from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of charter?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “charter”

Definitions of “charter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
child benefit

money received regularly by families from the government to help pay for the costs of taking care of children

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More