an impetuous rush toward someone or something
"the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
"he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
the price charged for some article or service
"the admission charge"
charge, electric charge(noun)
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"
care, charge, tutelage, guardianship(noun)
attention and management implying responsibility for safety
"he is in the care of a bodyguard"
mission, charge, commission(noun)
a special assignment that is given to a person or group
"a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
a person committed to your care
"the teacher led her charges across the street"
financial liabilities (such as a tax)
"the charges against the estate"
(psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kick(noun)
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"
request for payment of a debt
"they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
commission, charge, direction(noun)
a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
"the judge's charge to the jury"
an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
"the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing(noun)
heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge(verb)
a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
"this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
charge, bear down(verb)
to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
"he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
"he charged the director with indifference"
"Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)
move quickly and violently
"The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
charge, lodge, file(verb)
file a formal charge against
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
make an accusatory claim
"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
fill or load to capacity
"charge the wagon with hay"
enter a certain amount as a charge
"he charged me $15"
commit, institutionalize, institutionalise, send, charge(verb)
cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
"After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
give over to another for care or safekeeping
"consign your baggage"
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?"
lie down on command, of hunting dogs
agitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge up(verb)
cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
place a heraldic bearing on
"charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
provide (a device) with something necessary
"He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"
charge, level, point(verb)
direct into a position for use
"point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
charge, saddle, burden(verb)
impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
instruct or command with authority
"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
attribute responsibility to
"We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
set or ask for a certain price
"How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
"charge a conductor"
energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
"I need to charge my car battery"
"The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
The scope of someone's responsibility.
The child was in the nanny's charge.
Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher.
The child was a charge of the nanny.
A load or burden; cargo.
The ship had a charge of colonists and their belongings.
The amount of money levied for a service.
A charge of 5 dollars.
I gave him the charge to get the deal closed by the end of the month.
A ground attack against a prepared enemy.
Pickett died leading his famous charge.
An electric charge.
An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
To place a burden upon; to assign a duty or responsibility to.
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
To load equipment with material required for its use, as a firearm with powder, a fire hose with water, a chemical reactor with raw materials.
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback.
Charge your weapons, we're moving up
A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
An image displayed on an escutcheon.
A forceful forward movement.
Origin: From chargen, from charger, from carricare, from carrus; see car.
to lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill
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
to lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for
to fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples
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
to impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge
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
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
to ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding
to assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or
to call to account; to challenge
to bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack
to make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets
to demand a price; as, to charge high for goods
to debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases
to squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog
a load or burder laid upon a person or thing
a person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust
custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty
heed; care; anxiety; trouble
an order; a mandate or command; an injunction
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
an accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged
whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural
the price demanded for a thing or service
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
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
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
a position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge
a soft of plaster or ointment
a bearing. See Bearing, n., 8
thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre
weight; import; value
In heraldry, a charge is any emblem or device occupying the field of an escutcheon. This may be a geometric design or a symbolic representation of a person, animal, plant, object or other device. In French blazon, the ordinaries are called pièces while other charges are called meubles. The division of charges into "ordinaries", "sub-ordinaries" and other categories is a relatively modern practice that has been deprecated, and these terms much pejorated, in the writings of Fox-Davies and other heraldry authors. The particular significance or meaning of a charge may be indicated in the blazon, but this practice is also deprecated. The term charge can also be used as a verb; for example, if an escutcheon bears three lions, then it is said to be charged with three lions; similarly, a crest or even a charge itself may be "charged", such as a pair of eagle wings charged with trefoils. It is important to distinguish between the ordinaries and divisions of the field, as these typically follow similar patterns, such as a shield divided "per chevron", as distinct from being charged with a chevron.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
chärj, v.t. to load, to put into, to fill (with): to load heavily, burden: to fill completely: to cause to receive electricity: to lay a task upon one, to enjoin, command: to deliver officially an injunction, as a judge to a jury, a bishop or archdeacon to his clergy, or a senior to a junior minister at a Presbyterian ordination: to bring an accusation against: to exact a sum of money from, to ask as the price.—v.i. to make an onset.—n. that which is laid on: cost or price: the load of powder, &c., for a gun: attack or onset: care, custody: the object of care, esp. a minister of religion's flock or parish: an accumulation of electricity in a Leyden jar: command: exhortation: accusation: (pl.) expenses.—adj. Charge′able, liable to be charged, imputable: blamable: (B.) burdensome.—n. Charge′ableness.—adv. Charge′ably.—adj. Charge′ful (Shak.), expensive.—n. Charge′-house (Shak.), a common school where a fee was charged, in distinction to a free-school.—adj. Charge′less.—n. Charg′er, a flat dish capable of holding a large joint, a platter: a war-horse.—Give in charge, to hand over to the police. [Fr. charger—Low L. carricāre, to load—L. carrus, a wagon. See Car, Cargo.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The quantity of electricity that is present on the surface of a body or conductor. If no electricity is supplied, and the conductor is connected to the earth, it is quickly discharged. A charge is measured by the units of quantity, such as the coulomb. The charge that a conductor can retain at a given rise of potential gives its capacity, expressible in units of capacity, such as the farad. A charge implies the stretching or straining between the surface of the charged body, and some complimentary charged surface or surfaces, near or far, of large or small area, of even or uneven distribution.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1146
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1383
Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Nouns Frequency: #273
Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Verbs Frequency: #301
The numerical value of charge in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of charge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives. We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of substance and truly begin to live our dreams.
For bitcoin to retain its value, it's important to have hope that there's good management in charge, that there are adults in charge, when we see opportunistic moves, that's a problem.
The A320 production increase balances the A330 cut and the A400M charge, while guidance is in line so it feels net neutral, the A400M charge is at the upper end and seems not to exclude more.
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Strictly speaking, because murder wasn't a separate charge but was tied in with the culpable homicide charge, it's not considered technically ... as reconsidering a case where there has been a complete acquittal.
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Translations for charge
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- такса, обвинение, заряд, цена, предписание, нападение, товар, пълня, възлагам, поверявам, задължавам, обременявам, зареждам, атакувам, обвинявам, натоварвамBulgarian
- càrrega, encàrrec, preu, costCatalan, Valencian
- výpad, náboj, pověřit, nabítCzech
- angreb, anklage, ladning, læs, opladeDanish
- Last, Entgelt, Ladung, berechnenGerman
- χρέωση, φορτίο, επίθεση, υπευθυνότητα, κατηγορία, ευθύνη, φόρτισηGreek
- cargo, figura, cargar, atacarSpanish
- veloitus, törmääminen, vastuu, hyökkäys, hinta, ohje, lasti, varaus, rynnäkkö, törmäysvirhe, kuorma, syytös, taksa, lataus, taakka, syyte, määräys, tunnus, varata, veloittaa, rynnistää, sälyttää, ladata, luottokortti, rynnäköidä, määrätä, latautua, laskuttaa, hyökätä, kuormata, syyttää, törmätäFinnish
- frais, charge, inculpation, charger, créditer, accuser, s'élancer, armerFrench
- imputazione, carico, costo, accusa, prezzo, carica, incarico, compito, sfondamento, caricareItalian
- 紋, 突撃, 電荷, 非難, 荷, 料金, 責任, チャージ, 義務, 命令, 受託物, チャージング, 装填, 充電, 告発, 請求, 荷電Japanese
- 문양, 장전, 책임, 명령, 의무, 돌격, 수탁물, 전하, 요금, 비난, 차징, 짐, 충전하다, 청구하다, 충전되다, 외상질하다, 돌격하다, 고발하다Korean
- heitara, whakapae, whakapā hē, whakatauteMāori
- надлежност, наплата, напојување, грижа, задача, полнеж, товар, обвинение, полнење, јуриш, чесна фигура, цена, доверување, бреме, набој, задава, полни, обременува, наплаќа, доверува, напојува, наплатува, обвинува, јуриша, товари, јурнуваMacedonian
- cas elektirkMalay
- last, lading, belasten, opdragen, aanklagen, ladenDutch
- ladning, ordre, angrep, pris, beskyldning, byrde, søksmål, gi oppgave, saksøke, belaste, bebyrdeNorwegian
- podopieczny, opłataPolish
- encargo, carga, [[carga]] ([[elétrica]]), acusação, fardo, carregar, assaltar, cobrar, encarregar, acusarPortuguese
- încărcătură, sarcină, acuzare, inculpare, încărcaRomanian
- заряд, заряжать, обвинить, обременять, зарядить, возложить, взимать, обременить, вменять в обязанность, возлагать, атаковать, загружать, вменить в обязанность, загрузить, обвинятьRussian
- anklagelse, laddning, avgift, sköldemärke, last, beskyllning, pris, kostnad, ladda, anklaga, ladda uppSwedish
- ücret, şarj etmekTurkish
- sạc điệnVietnamese
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