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CHARTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does charter mean? 

CHARTER (noun)
  The noun CHARTER has 2 senses:

1. a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation
2. a contract to hire or lease transportation

  Familiarity information: CHARTER used as a noun is rare.


CHARTER (verb)
  The verb CHARTER has 3 senses:

1. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services
2. grant a charter to
3. engage for service under a term of contract

  Familiarity information: CHARTER used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHARTER (noun)


Sense 1charter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights; includes the articles of incorporation and the certificate of incorporation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("charter" is a kind of...):

document; papers; written document (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Meronyms (parts of "charter"):

articles of incorporation (a document filed with a state by the founders of a corporation)

certificate of incorporation (state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "charter"):

bank charter (a charter authorizing the operation of a bank)

royal charter (a charter granted by the sovereign (especially in Great Britain))


Sense 2charter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A contract to hire or lease transportation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("charter" is a kind of...):

contract (a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law)


CHARTER (verb)


Sense 1charter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

charter; hire; lease; rent

Hypernyms (to "charter" is one way to...):

contract; undertake (enter into a contractual arrangement)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Sense 2charter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grant a charter to

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Hypernyms (to "charter" is one way to...):

certify; licence; license (authorize officially)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3charter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Engage for service under a term of contract

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

rent; hire; charter; lease; engage; take

Context examples:

We took an apartment on a quiet street / Let's rent a car / Shall we take a guide in Rome?

Hypernyms (to "charter" is one way to...):

acquire; get (come into the possession of something concrete or abstract)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s something from somebody


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