Definitions for chargetʃɑrdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

chargetʃɑrdʒ(v.; n.)charged, charg•ing

  1. (v.t.)to impose or ask as a price or fee.

  2. to ask a price or fee of (someone):

    Did he charge you for it?

  3. to defer payment for (a purchase) until a bill is rendered by the creditor:

    to charge a coat.

  4. to hold liable for payment; enter a debit against.

    Category: Business

  5. to attack by rushing violently against:

    The cavalry charged the enemy.

  6. to accuse formally or explicitly (usu. fol. by with):

    They charged her with theft.

  7. to instruct authoritatively, as a judge does a jury.

    Category: Law

  8. to lay a command or injunction upon.

  9. to fill or refill so as to make ready for use:

    to charge a musket.

  10. to supply with a quantity of electric charge or electrical energy:

    to charge a battery.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  11. to suffuse, as with emotion:

    The air was charged with excitement.

  12. to fill (air, water, etc.) with foreign matter in a state of diffusion or solution.

  13. to load (materials) into a furnace, converter, etc.

    Category: Metallurgy

  14. to load or burden (the mind, heart, etc.).

  15. to put a load or burden on or in.

  16. to place charges on (an escutcheon).

    Category: Heraldry

  17. (v.i.)to make an onset; rush, as to an attack.

  18. to require payment:

    to charge for a service.

  19. to place the price of a thing to one's debit.

  20. (in certain sports) to run or skate into an opposing defensive player, esp. in such a way as to incur a foul.

    Category: Sport

  21. charge off, to write off as an expense or loss. to attribute; chalk up.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Informal, Business

  22. charge up, to agitate, stimulate, or excite.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Verb Phrase

  23. (n.)a fee or price asked or imposed:

    a charge of six dollars for admission.

  24. expense or cost.

  25. an entry in an account of something due.

    Category: Business

  26. an impetuous onset or attack, as of soldiers.

  27. a signal by bugle, drum, etc., for a military charge.

    Category: Military

  28. a duty or responsibility entrusted to one.

  29. care, custody, or superintendence.

  30. someone or something committed to one's care.

  31. a parish or congregation committed to the spiritual care of a pastor.

    Category: Religion

  32. a command or injunction.

  33. an accusation:

    a charge of theft.

  34. the instructions given by a judge to a jury concerning points of law, the weight of evidence, etc., before deliberation begins.

    Category: Law

  35. the quantity of anything that an apparatus is fitted to hold:

    a charge of coal for a furnace.

    Category: Metallurgy

  36. a quantity of explosive to be set off.

  37. the quantity of electricity in a substance. the process of charging a storage battery.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism

  38. Informal. a pleasurable thrill; kick.

    Category: Status (usage)

  39. a load or burden.

  40. any distinctive figure borne on an escutcheon.

    Category: Heraldry

Idioms for charge:

  1. in charge, in command; having the care or supervision:

    Who's in charge here?

    Category: Idiom

  2. take charge,to assume control, care, or responsibility.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of charge:

1175–1225; ME < AF, OF charg(i)er < LL carricāre to load a wagon carrus wagon (see car )

charge′less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. charge(noun)

    an impetuous rush toward someone or something

    "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

  2. charge, complaint(noun)

    (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

  3. charge(noun)

    the price charged for some article or service

    "the admission charge"

  4. 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"

  5. care, charge, tutelage, guardianship(noun)

    attention and management implying responsibility for safety

    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

  6. 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"

  7. charge(noun)

    a person committed to your care

    "the teacher led her charges across the street"

  8. charge(noun)

    financial liabilities (such as a tax)

    "the charges against the estate"

  9. cathexis, charge(noun)

    (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

    "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

  10. 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"

  11. charge, billing(noun)

    request for payment of a debt

    "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

  12. commission, charge, direction(noun)

    a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

    "the judge's charge to the jury"

  13. accusation, charge(noun)

    an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

  14. charge, bearing, heraldic bearing, armorial bearing(noun)

    heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

  15. 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"

  16. 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"

  17. charge, accuse(verb)

    blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

    "he charged the director with indifference"

  18. charge, bill(verb)

    demand payment

    "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

  19. tear, shoot, shoot down, charge, buck(verb)

    move quickly and violently

    "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

  20. appoint, charge(verb)

    assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

    "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

  21. charge, lodge, file(verb)

    file a formal charge against

    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

  22. charge(verb)

    make an accusatory claim

    "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

  23. charge(verb)

    fill or load to capacity

    "charge the wagon with hay"

  24. charge(verb)

    enter a certain amount as a charge

    "he charged me $15"

  25. 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"

  26. consign, charge(verb)

    give over to another for care or safekeeping

    "consign your baggage"

  27. charge(verb)

    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?"

  28. charge(verb)

    lie down on command, of hunting dogs

  29. 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"

  30. charge(verb)

    place a heraldic bearing on

    "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

  31. load, charge(verb)

    provide (a device) with something necessary

    "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera"

  32. charge, level, point(verb)

    direct into a position for use

    "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

  33. charge, saddle, burden(verb)

    impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

  34. charge(verb)

    instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

  35. charge(verb)

    instruct or command with authority

    "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

  36. blame, charge(verb)

    attribute responsibility to

    "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

  37. charge(verb)

    set or ask for a certain price

    "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

  38. charge(verb)

    cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

    "charge a conductor"

  39. charge(verb)

    energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge

    "I need to charge my car battery"

  40. charge(verb)

    saturate

    "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. charge(noun)ʃɑrdʒ

    the amount of money asked for sth

    a charge of $30 per person; There'll be no charge for the wine.

  2. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    costing nothing

    tickets that were free of charge

  3. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    an official statement accusing sb of a crime

    a charge of murder/robbery; A man was released without charge.

  4. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    to accuse sb of a crime

    The victim decided not to press charges.

  5. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    a statement that sb has done sth bad

    charges of discrimination

  6. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    ≠ retreat

    the charge of the infantry

  7. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    the electrical energy in sth

    a positive/negative charge

  8. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    responsible for or in control of sth or sb

    Who's in charge of this project?

  9. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    to begin to control sth

    He's taking charge of the division.; to take charge of the situation

  10. charge(verb)ʃɑrdʒ

    to ask sb to pay an amount of money for sth

    How much do they charge?; Cab drivers charge more after midnight.; to charge people $10 for each visit; I charged the dinner to my company credit card.

  11. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    to accuse sb of a crime

    a woman charged with murder/assault

  12. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    to put electrical energy into a device

    My cellphone is charging.; to charge the batteries

  13. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    ≠ retreat

    The bull charged.; to charge the door

  14. chargeʃɑrdʒ

    to rush around without being careful

    kids charging around the house

Wiktionary

  1. charge(Noun)

    The scope of someone's responsibility.

    The child was in the nanny's charge.

  2. charge(Noun)

    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.

  3. charge(Noun)

    A load or burden; cargo.

    The ship had a charge of colonists and their belongings.

  4. charge(Noun)

    The amount of money levied for a service.

    A charge of 5 dollars.

  5. charge(Noun)

    An instruction.

    I gave him the charge to get the deal closed by the end of the month.

  6. charge(Noun)

    A ground attack against a prepared enemy.

    Pickett died leading his famous charge.

  7. charge(Noun)

    An accusation.

  8. charge(Noun)

    An electric charge.

  9. charge(Noun)

    An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.

  10. charge(Verb)

    To place a burden upon; to assign a duty or responsibility to.

    Charge your weapons, we're moving up

  11. charge(Verb)

    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

  12. charge(Verb)

    To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback.

    Charge your weapons, we're moving up

  13. charge(Noun)

    A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.

  14. charge(Noun)

    An image displayed on an escutcheon.

  15. charge(Noun)

    A forceful forward movement.

  16. Origin: From chargen, from charger, from carricare, from carrus; see car.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Charge(verb)

    to lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill

  2. Charge(verb)

    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

  3. Charge(verb)

    to lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for

  4. Charge(verb)

    to fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples

  5. Charge(verb)

    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

  6. Charge(verb)

    to impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge

  7. Charge(verb)

    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

  8. Charge(verb)

    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

  9. Charge(verb)

    to ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding

  10. Charge(verb)

    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

  11. Charge(verb)

    to call to account; to challenge

  12. Charge(verb)

    to bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack

  13. Charge(verb)

    to make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets

  14. Charge(verb)

    to demand a price; as, to charge high for goods

  15. Charge(verb)

    to debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases

  16. Charge(verb)

    to squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog

  17. Charge(verb)

    a load or burder laid upon a person or thing

  18. Charge(verb)

    a person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust

  19. Charge(verb)

    custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty

  20. Charge(verb)

    heed; care; anxiety; trouble

  21. Charge(verb)

    harm

  22. Charge(verb)

    an order; a mandate or command; an injunction

  23. Charge(verb)

    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

  24. Charge(verb)

    an accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged

  25. Charge(verb)

    whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural

  26. Charge(verb)

    the price demanded for a thing or service

  27. Charge(verb)

    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

  28. Charge(verb)

    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

  29. Charge(verb)

    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

  30. Charge(verb)

    a position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge

  31. Charge(verb)

    a soft of plaster or ointment

  32. Charge(verb)

    a bearing. See Bearing, n., 8

  33. Charge(noun)

    thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre

  34. Charge(noun)

    weight; import; value

Freebase

  1. Charge

    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.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Charge

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1146

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1383

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Nouns Frequency: #273

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'charge' in Verbs Frequency: #301


Translations for charge

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

charge(noun)

a price or fee

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