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Definitions of charge

  1. To lay or impose something upon; instruct; enjoin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To set as a price; demand; set down something against; debit; accuse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make an onset upon; attack. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To call to account; to challenge. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The price demanded for a thing or service. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A soft of plaster or ointment. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To rush on or attack; load, as a gun; to command; instruct; accuse; to demand as a price; to place something on record as due from, or as a debt of. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. To lay on or load: to impose or intrust: to fall upon or attack: to put to the account of: to impute to: to command: to exhort. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To load; enjoin; attack; impute to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To make an onset. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To make an attack. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. To rush on and attack; to load or fill; to lay on or impose; to enjoin; to command; to place on the debit side of an account; to impute; to accuse; to entrust; to give directions to. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To rush on; to attack; to load, as a gun; to lay on, as a tax; to intrust to; to set down to, as a debt; to blame; to censure; to accuse; to command, exhort, or enjoin; to give directions to, as a judge to a jury, or a bishop to his clergy; to fill with the electrical fluid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  47. heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  51. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  60. instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  61. instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence Wordnet Dictionary DB
  62. make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  63. direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. lie down on command, of hunting dogs Wordnet Dictionary DB
  68. pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  70. enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. Weight; import; value. Webster Dictionary DB
  72. A formal accusation of criminal activity. The prosecuting attorney decides on the charges, after reviewing police reports, witness statements and any other evidence of wrongdoing. Formal charges are announced at an arrested person's arraignment.
  73. Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre. Webster Dictionary DB
  74. An onset; quantity with which a firearm, etc., is loaded; an obligation; an order; authoritative direction; price. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  75. That which is laid on: cost or price: the load of powder, etc., for a gun: attack or onset: care, custody: the object of care: command: exhortation: accusation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  76. Load; injunction; object of care; care; accusation; onset. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  77. A load, as for a firearm. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  78. Care and custody, or the object cared for. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. A price; entry of indebtedness; tax; expense; cost. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. An admonitory address; instruction; command. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. An accusation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. An impetuous onset; also, the signal for it. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Care; custody; the object of care; order or command; injunction; duty; attack or onset; that which is laid on or in; burden; the quantity with which a gun is loaded; the instructions given by a judge to a Jury, or by a bishop to the clergy of his diecese; accusation; price; an entry on the debit side of an account; a quantity of electrical fluid communicated to a Leyden jar, &c.; the figures represented on the escutcheon, by which the bearers are distinguished from one another. A charge of lead, thirty-six pigs, each containing six stone, wanting two pounds each. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  84. That which is laid or imposed on; the quantity of powder and shot or balls necessary to load a gun or cannon; an onset or attack, as on an enemy in battle; any person, thing, or business intrusted or delivered over to another; a trust; exhortation or instructions by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to his clergy; a solemn direction or command; accusation or imputation; the transactions that constitute a debt; cost; expense; rent or tax on property; the quantity of electricity sent into a coated jar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for charge

  1. A charge of 10s. – In-Darkest-England-and-the-Way-Out by Booth, William
  2. She will place in your charge what she loves more than she does herself." – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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