Definitions for charge

Definitions for (noun) charge

Main entry: mission, charge, commission

Definition: a special assignment that is given to a person or group

Usage: a confidential mission to London; his charge was deliver a message

Main entry: charge, care, guardianship, tutelage

Definition: attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Usage: he is in the care of a bodyguard

Main entry: charge

Definition: an impetuous rush toward someone or something

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

Main entry: charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge

Definition: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

Usage: this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains

Main entry: charge, bearing, armorial bearing, heraldic bearing

Definition: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Main entry: charge, complaint

Definition: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

Usage: he was arrested on a charge of larceny

Main entry: charge, accusation

Definition: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Usage: the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving

Main entry: charge, commission, direction

Definition: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

Usage: the judge's charge to the jury

Main entry: charge, billing

Definition: request for payment of a debt

Usage: they submitted their charges at the end of each month

Main entry: flush, kick, boot, charge, bang, thrill, rush

Definition: the swift release of a store of affective force

Usage: they got a great bang out of it; what a boot!; he got a quick rush from injecting heroin; he does it for kicks

Main entry: cathexis, charge

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

Usage: Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

Main entry: charge

Definition: a person committed to your care

Usage: the teacher led her charges across the street

Main entry: charge, electric charge

Definition: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons

Usage: the battery needed a fresh charge

Main entry: charge

Definition: the price charged for some article or service

Usage: the admission charge

Main entry: charge

Definition: financial liabilities (such as a tax)

Usage: the charges against the estate

Definitions for (verb) charge

Main entry: charge

Definition: saturate

Usage: The room was charged with tension and anxiety

Main entry: charge

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

Usage: I need to charge my car battery

Main entry: charge

Definition: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

Usage: charge a conductor

Main entry: charge

Definition: set or ask for a certain price

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

Main entry: blame, charge

Definition: attribute responsibility to

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

Main entry: charge

Definition: instruct or command with authority

Usage: The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem

Main entry: charge

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

Main entry: charge, burden, saddle

Definition: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Usage: He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend

Main entry: accuse, charge

Definition: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Usage: he charged the director with indifference

Main entry: charge

Definition: make an accusatory claim

Usage: The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased

Main entry: charge, file, lodge

Definition: file a formal charge against

Usage: The suspect was charged with murdering his wife

Main entry: bear down, charge

Definition: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle

Usage: he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork

Main entry: charge, level, point

Definition: direct into a position for use

Usage: point a gun; He charged his weapon at me

Main entry: charge

Definition: fill or load to capacity

Usage: charge the wagon with hay

Main entry: load, charge

Definition: provide (a device) with something necessary

Usage: He loaded his gun carefully; load the camera

Main entry: charge

Definition: place a heraldic bearing on

Usage: charge all weapons, shields, and banners

Main entry: turn on, rouse, excite, charge, charge up, commove, agitate

Definition: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Usage: The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

Main entry: charge

Definition: lie down on command, of hunting dogs

Main entry: tear, shoot, shoot down, buck, charge

Definition: move quickly and violently

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

Main entry: charge

Definition: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt

Usage: Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?

Main entry: bill, charge

Definition: demand payment

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

Main entry: charge

Definition: enter a certain amount as a charge

Usage: he charged me $15

Main entry: charge, consign

Definition: give over to another for care or safekeeping

Usage: consign your baggage

Main entry: charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send

Definition: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

Usage: After the second episode, she had to be committed; he was committed to prison

Main entry: appoint, charge

Definition: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

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

Visual thesaurus for charge