Definition of Charge
1. Noun. An impetuous rush toward someone or something. "The battle began with a cavalry charge"
2. Verb. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle. "He saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
3. Noun. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense. "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
Category relationships: Criminal Law
Generic synonyms: Pleading
Specialized synonyms: Accusal, Accusation
Group relationships: Bill Of Indictment, Indictment
Derivative terms: Complain
4. Verb. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against. "They want to charge the prisoners "; "He charged the director with indifference"
Specialized synonyms: Blame, Fault, Accuse, Criminate, Impeach, Incriminate, Asperse, Besmirch, Calumniate, Defame, Denigrate, Slander, Smear, Smirch, Sully, Indict
Derivative terms: Accusal, Accusation, Accusative, Accusatory, Accuser, Accusive
5. Noun. The price charged for some article or service. "The admission charge"
Specialized synonyms: Carrying Charge, Depreciation Charge, Undercharge, Overcharge, Fare, Transportation, Fixed Charge, Fixed Cost, Fixed Costs, Agio, Agiotage, Exchange Premium, Premium, Demurrage, Installation Charge, Porterage, Postage, Poundage, Charge Per Unit, Rate, Water-rate, Surcharge, Service Charge, Service Fee, Stowage, Tankage
6. Verb. Demand payment. "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
Generic synonyms: Account, Calculate
Specialized synonyms: Impose, Levy, Tithe, Assess, Undercharge, Surcharge, Invoice
Derivative terms: Bill
7. 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"
Specialized synonyms: Electrostatic Charge, Positive Charge, Negative Charge
Generic synonyms: Electrical Phenomenon
8. Verb. Move quickly and violently. "He came charging into my office"
Generic synonyms: Belt Along, Bucket Along, Cannonball Along, Hasten, Hie, Hotfoot, Pelt Along, Race, Rush, Rush Along, Speed, Step On It
Related verbs: Dart, Dash, Flash, Scoot, Scud, Shoot
Specialized synonyms: Rip
Also: Shoot Up
9. Noun. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety. "He is in the care of a bodyguard"
Generic synonyms: Protection
Specialized synonyms: Due Care, Ordinary Care, Reasonable Care, Foster Care, Great Care, Providence, Slight Care
Derivative terms: Care, Guardian, Tutor
10. Verb. Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to. "They charge him to write the letter"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
Specialized synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate, Depute, Deputise, Deputize, Make, Name, Nominate, Authorise, Authorize, Empower, Accredit, Create
Derivative terms: Appointee, Appointee, Appointive, Appointive
11. Noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group. "His charge was deliver a message"
Generic synonyms: Assignment, Duty Assignment
Specialized synonyms: Fool's Errand, Mission Impossible, Martyr Operation, Sacrifice Operation, Suicide Mission
Derivative terms: Commission, Missioner
12. Verb. File a formal charge against. "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
Generic synonyms: Accuse, Criminate, Impeach, Incriminate
Specialized synonyms: Impeach
Derivative terms: File, File, Filer, Lodgement
13. Noun. A person committed to your care. "The teacher led her charges across the street"
14. Verb. Make an accusatory claim. "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
15. Noun. Financial liabilities (such as a tax). "The charges against the estate"
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Generic synonyms: Liabilities
16. Verb. Fill or load to capacity. "Charge the wagon with hay"
Specialized synonyms: Burden, Burthen, Weight, Weight Down, Freight
17. 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"
Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Generic synonyms: Libidinal Energy
Derivative terms: Cathectic
18. Verb. Enter a certain amount as a charge. "He charged me $15"
19. Noun. The swift release of a store of affective force. "He does it for kicks"
Generic synonyms: Excitement, Exhilaration
Derivative terms: Thrill, Thrill, Thrill
20. Verb. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution. "He was committed to prison"
Generic synonyms: Transfer
Specialized synonyms: Hospitalise, Hospitalize
Derivative terms: Commitment, Committal, Institution, Institution, Institution
21. Noun. Request for payment of a debt. "They submitted their charges at the end of each month"
22. Verb. Give over to another for care or safekeeping. "Consign your baggage"
Specialized synonyms: Pledge, Hock, Pawn, Soak, Check, Check
Generic synonyms: Commit, Confide, Entrust, Intrust, Trust
Derivative terms: Consignee, Consigner
23. Noun. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something. "The judge's charge to the jury"
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation
Specialized synonyms: Misdirection
Derivative terms: Commission, Commissioner
24. 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?"
25. Noun. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence. "The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Countercharge
Derivative terms: Accusatorial, Accuse
26. Verb. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
27. Noun. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
Specialized synonyms: Annulet, Roundel, Chevron, Fleur-de-lis, Fleur-de-lys, Ordinary
Generic synonyms: Heraldry
28. Verb. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused. "The good news will charge her"; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
Specialized synonyms: Hype Up, Psych Up, Bother, Pother, Electrify
Generic synonyms: Disturb, Trouble, Upset
Derivative terms: Agitative, Excitant, Excitement, Rousing, Turn-on
29. Noun. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time. "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
Generic synonyms: Explosive
Specialized synonyms: Shot, Undercharge, Rocket Fuel, Rocket Propellant, Rocket Propellent
Derivative terms: Burst
30. Verb. Place a heraldic bearing on. "Charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
31. Verb. Provide (a device) with something necessary. "Load the camera"
Generic synonyms: Fill, Fill Up, Make Full
Specialized synonyms: Recharge, Reload
Derivative terms: Load, Loader
32. Verb. Direct into a position for use. "He charged his weapon at me"
Generic synonyms: Aim, Direct, Take, Take Aim, Train
Related verbs: Point
33. Verb. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to. "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
Specialized synonyms: Overburden, Bear Down, Deluge, Flood Out, Overwhelm, Adjure
Generic synonyms: Command, Require
Derivative terms: Burden
34. Verb. Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
35. Verb. Instruct or command with authority. "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
36. Verb. Attribute responsibility to. "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
Generic synonyms: Ascribe, Assign, Attribute, Impute
Derivative terms: Blamable, Blame, Blameable
37. Verb. Set or ask for a certain price. "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
38. Verb. Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on. "Charge a conductor"
39. Verb. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge. "I need to charge my car battery"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Charger
40. Verb. Saturate. "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
Definition of Charge
1. v. t. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
2. v. i. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
3. n. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
Definition of Charge
1. Noun. The scope of someone's responsibility. ¹
2. Noun. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher. ¹
3. Noun. A load or burden; cargo. ¹
4. Noun. The amount of money levied for a service. ¹
5. Noun. An instruction. ¹
6. Noun. (military) A ground attack against a prepared enemy. ¹
7. Noun. An accusation. ¹
8. Noun. An electric charge. ¹
9. Noun. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender. ¹
10. Noun. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge. ¹
11. Noun. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon. ¹
12. Noun. A forceful forward movement. ¹
13. Verb. (transitive) To place a burden upon; to assign a duty or responsibility to. ¹
14. Verb. (transitive) 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. ¹
15. Verb. (intransitive) To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Charge
1. to accuse formally [v CHARGED, CHARGING, CHARGES]
Medical Definition of Charge
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Literary usage of Charge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Since the neon atom has no sheath the whole atom constitutes a kernel with zero charge. The kernel of the sodium atom is the sodium ion with single positive ..."
2. A Digest of the Laws of England Respecting Real Property by William Cruise (1818)
"It has been stated, that a fine may be levied charge is" °^ a rent-charge; consequently, an estate tail in ban-able- a rent-charge may be barred by a fine ..."
3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... and told how Zeus himself, Lord of wise counsel, leans him to our side. charge, therefore, charge on still, nor let them draw Patroclus to their galleys ..."