Definitions of charge:
- noun: a impetuous rush toward someone or something
Example: "The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
- noun: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
Example: "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
- noun: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
- noun: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
Example: "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
- noun: request for payment of a debt
Example: "They submitted their charges at the end of each month"
- noun: a person committed to your care
Example: "The teacher led her charges across the street"
- noun: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
Example: "The battery needed a fresh charge"
- noun: the price charged for some article or service
Example: "The admission charge"
- noun: financial liabilities (such as a tax)
Example: "The charges against the estate"
- noun: a special assignment that is given to a person or group
Example: "His charge was deliver a message"
- noun: attention and management implying responsibility for safety
- noun: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
Example: "The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
- noun: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
Example: "The judge's charge to the jury"
- noun: (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
Example: "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
- noun: the swift release of a store of affective force
- verb: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
Example: "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"
- verb: demand payment
Example: "Will I get charged for this service?"
- verb: enter a certain amount as a charge
Example: "He charged me $15"
- verb: saturate
Example: "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
- verb: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
Example: "I need to charge my car battery"
- verb: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
Example: "Charge a conductor"
- verb: set or ask for a certain price
Example: "How much do you charge for lunch?"
- verb: instruct or command with authority
Example: "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
- verb: instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
- verb: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Example: "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
- verb: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
Example: "He charged me director with indifference"
- verb: make an accusatory claim
Example: "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
- verb: file a formal charge against
Example: "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
- verb: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
- verb: direct into a position for use
Example: "He charged his weapon at me"
- verb: fill or load to capacity
Example: "Charge the wagon with hay"
- verb: place a heraldic bearing on
Example: "Charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
- verb: lie down on command, of hunting dogs
- verb: give over to another for care or safekeeping
- verb: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
Example: "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
- verb: attribute responsibility to
Example: "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
- verb: provide with munition
- verb: move quickly and violently
- verb: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Example: "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
- verb: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
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