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Charge meaning

charge - 57 dictionary results

  1. 1. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; " a confidential mission to London"; " his charge was deliver a message"
  2. 2. attention and management implying responsibility for safety; " he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. a person committed to your care; " the teacher led her charges across the street"
  5. 5. the price charged for some article or service; " the admission charge"
  6. 6. financial liabilities ( such as a tax); " the charges against the estate"
  7. 7. saturate; " The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  8. 8. energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; " I need to charge my car battery"
  9. 9. cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; " charge a conductor"
  10. 10. set or ask for a certain price; " How much do you charge for lunch?"; " This fellow charges $ 100 for a massage"
  11. 11. instruct or command with authority; " The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  12. 12. instruct ( a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  13. 13. make an accusatory claim; " The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  14. 14. direct into a position for use; " point a gun"; " He charged his weapon at me"
  15. 15. fill or load to capacity; " charge the wagon with hay"
  16. 16. provide with munition; " He loaded his gun carefully"
  17. 17. place a heraldic bearing on; " charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  18. 18. lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  19. 19. 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?"
  20. 20. demand payment; " Will I get charged for this service?"; " We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  21. 21. enter a certain amount as a charge; " he charged me $ 15"
  22. 22. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
  25. 25. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
  26. 26. 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.
  27. 27. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. 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.
  30. 30. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
  31. 31. 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.
  32. 32. To call to account; to challenge.
  33. 33. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
  34. 34. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
  35. 35. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
  36. 36. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
  37. 37. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
  38. 38. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
  39. 39. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
  40. 40. Harm.
  41. 41. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
  42. 42. 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.
  43. 43. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
  44. 44. The price demanded for a thing or service.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. 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
  47. 47. 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.
  48. 48. A position ( of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
  49. 49. A soft of plaster or ointment.
  50. 50. A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
  51. 51. Weight; import; value.
  52. 52. A formal accusation of criminal activity. The prosecuting attorney decides on the charges, after reviewing police reports, witness statements and any other evidence of wrongdoing. Formal charges are announced at an arrested person's arraignment.
  53. 53. To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
  54. 54. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural.
  55. 55. Thirty- six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre.
  56. 56. Load; injunction; object of care; care; accusation; onset.
  57. 57. To load; enjoin; attack; impute to.

charge - examples of usage

  1. The practice has generally been to charge 1s. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. We put it to their credit there, and then charge the men only for the balance in their accounts. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. 9701. That is the price which they charge? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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