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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Charles, Charles IX(noun)

    King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)

  2. Charles, Charles VII(noun)

    King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)

  3. Charles, Charles II, Charles I, Charles the Bald(noun)

    as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)

  4. Charles, Charles II(noun)

    King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)

  5. Charles, Charles I, Charles Stuart(noun)

    son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)

  6. Charles, Prince Charles(noun)

    the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948)

  7. Charles, Jacques Charles, Jacques Alexandre Cesar Charles(noun)

    French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)

  8. Charlemagne, Carolus, Charles, Charles I, Charles the Great(noun)

    king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)

  9. Charles, Charles River(noun)

    a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston


  1. Charles(ProperNoun)

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    Charles the Great / Subdued the Saxons, and did seat the French / Beyond the river Sala, in the year / Eight hundred five.

    Etymology: From French Charles, from Old French Charles, Carles, from Latin Carolus, from and also reinfluenced by Old High German Karl, from Proto-Germanic *karlaz ("free man") ; compare the English word churl and the German Kerl.

  2. Charles(ProperNoun)

    A patronymic surname.

    Etymology: From French Charles, from Old French Charles, Carles, from Latin Carolus, from and also reinfluenced by Old High German Karl, from Proto-Germanic *karlaz ("free man") ; compare the English word churl and the German Kerl.


  1. Charles

    Charles is a neighborhood in northern Providence, Rhode Island. Along with Wanskuck, it comprises what is sometimes referred to as the North End. To the west Charles is partitioned from Wanskuck by Route 146, while the Chad Brown public housing complex separates Charles from Smith Hill to the south, and the West River and Interstate 95 bounds the area to the east. The city limits abutting the city of North Providence bound Charles to the north.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Charles

    a French physicist, born at Beaugency; was the first to apply hydrogen to the inflation of balloons (1746-1823).

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Charles' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1060

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Charles' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3941

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charles in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Charles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Charles in a Sentence

  1. Vern Buchanan:

    Driving Class Charles Martland out of the Army for standing up for American values is a national disgrace.

  2. Charles Tan:

    In the past few weeks, we have seen about three or four requests for proposals from large investors in Europe, particularly from France and Germany, we haven't seen much European pension fund interest in Charles Tan high-quality corporate bonds, basically since the crisis. That's why it is so unusual to see this many RFPs come in just a few weeks.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    [ T ] Charles Krauthammer idea that the court should decree that it’s a Constitutional right, something that had been hidden in the Constitution for over a hundred years and that nobody had ever discerned, is simply a way of saying that it has been removed from the democratic arena. It can no longer be debated, all the laws are cancelled, and we are now in a new place, ironically, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who is on the court today once said, before she ascended to the court, that the abortion decision had prevented a stable social settlement of the abortion issue that was headed in the reform direction because it took it out of the political arena.

  4. Conrad Vernon:

    Greg and I have always been a fan of the Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new, with that in mind, I drew from the brilliantly original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons for the look of the film and decided to tell the story of how Gomez and Morticia meet, find their house and start their family. This unique approach is what drew me in to direct the film. The reimagining also extends to the stellar cast we’ve put together who will each bring their own spin to our film that will appeal to longtime fans of the Addams and introduce them to a new generation.

  5. Scott Walker:

    I point out, time and time again, so many of you here aren't here because of any interests on behalf of your personal finances or your industries, you're here because you love America, you care deeply about the future, you care about your children and your grandchildren, and I think David and Charles Koch( Charles Koch) have harnessed that frustration and said — instead of just being angry about it, let's do something about it.

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