1 (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" [syn: complaint]
2 the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
3 an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" [syn: accusation]
4 request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month" [syn: billing]
5 a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
6 the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge" [syn: electric charge]
7 financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
8 a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"
9 attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" [syn: care, tutelage, guardianship]
10 a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: mission, commission]
11 a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" [syn: commission, direction]
12 a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains" [syn: burster, bursting charge, explosive charge]
13 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" [syn: bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick]
14 (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge" [syn: cathexis]
15 heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield [syn: bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing]
1 to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork" [syn: bear down]
2 blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference" [syn: accuse]
3 demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights" [syn: bill]
4 move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck]
5 assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance" [syn: appoint]
6 file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife" [syn: lodge, file]
7 make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
8 fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay" [ant: discharge]
9 enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"
10 cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison" [syn: commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send]
11 give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage" [syn: consign]
12 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?" [ant: pay cash]
13 lie down on command, of hunting dogs
14 cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" [syn: agitate, rouse, turn on, commove, excite, charge up] [ant: calm]
15 place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
16 provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully" [syn: load]
18 impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend" [syn: saddle, burden]
19 instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
20 instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
21 attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience" [syn: blame]
22 set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
23 cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"
24 energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"
25 saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
- Someone or something entrusted to one's care, i.e. a child to a babysitter.
- A load or burden.
- The amount of money levied for a service.
- An instruction.
- An impetuous attack.
- An electric charge.
- An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
- A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
- An image displayed on an escutcheon
load or burden
amount of money levied for a service
- To place a burden upon.
- To assign a duty to.
- I'm charging you with cleaning up the kitchen.
- To formally accuse of a crime.
- I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
- To assign a debit to
- Let's charge this to marketing.
- To pay using a credit card.
- Can I charge this with my corporate card?
- To cause to take on an electric charge.
- Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
- To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.
- To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
- To commit a charging foul.
- (of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
- To ready a firearm
- Charge your weapons, we're moving up
- In the context of "firefighting|transitive": To run water through (a line) so it sprays.
to assign a duty to
- Czech: pověřit
- load, charge
- first-, third-person singular indicative present of charger
- first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of charger
- second-person singular imperative of charger
Charge or Charged may refer to:
- Charge (physics), the susceptibility of a body to one of the fundamental forces
- More generally in physics, a conserved charge is a conserved quantity related to a symmetry.
- Charge (warfare), a maneuver where soldiers rush towards their enemy to engage in close combat
- Charge (fanfare), a six-note trumpet or bugle piece denoting the call to rush forward
- Charge (basketball), illegal contact by pushing or moving into another player's torso
- Charge (engine), the air and/or fuel mixture being fed to an internal combustion engine
- Charge (youth), an underage person placed under the supervision of a nobleman
- Charge (heraldry), any object depicted on the shield
- Charge (group dynamics), the build up of emotions
- Charge (pen spinning), a pen-spinning trick
- Criminal charge, an indictment before a court by a prosecuting authority
- CHARGE syndrome, a specific set of birth defects in children
- Charge!!, a 2005 album by The Aquabats
- Charged (album), a 2001 album by Nebula
- Charge (Soca album), an album by Machel Montano
It may also refer to:
- Charge card, anything similar to a credit card
- Charged Records, a record label
- Equitable charge, confers a right on the secured party to look to a particular asset in the event of the debtor's default
- Floating charge, a security interest over the assets of a company
- , two classes of diplomatic agents
- Charger (disambiguation)
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charge in Danish: Ladning
charge in German: Ladung
charge in Modern Greek (1453-): Φορτίο
charge in Spanish: Carga
charge in French: Charge
charge in Croatian: Naboj
charge in Italian: Carica
charge in Hungarian: Töltés
charge in Japanese: チャージ
charge in Portuguese: Carga
charge in Russian: Заряд
charge in Simple English: Charge
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