noun Classical Mythology.
- one of the Graces, married to Hephaestus.
- singular of Charites.
plural noun, singular Cha·ris [key-ris] /ˈkeɪ rɪs/.
- the ancient Greek name for the Graces.
- a river in N central Africa, rising in the N Central African Republic and flowing north to Lake Chad. Length: about 2250 km (1400 miles)