Definition of Charge in English :

Define Charge in English

Charge meaning in English

Meaning of Charge in English

Pronunciation of Charge in English

Charge pronunciation in English

Pronounce Charge in English


see synonyms of charge


1. charge

an impetuous rush toward someone or something

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

2. charge, complaint

(criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

Example Sentences:
'he was arrested on a charge of larceny'

3. charge

the price charged for some article or service

Example Sentences:
'the admission charge'

4. charge, electric charge

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

Example Sentences:
'the battery needed a fresh charge'

5. care, charge, guardianship, tutelage

attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Example Sentences:
'he is in the care of a bodyguard'

6. charge, commission, mission

a special assignment that is given to a person or group

Example Sentences:
'a confidential mission to London'
'his charge was deliver a message'

7. charge

a person committed to your care

Example Sentences:
'the teacher led her charges across the street'

8. charge

financial liabilities (such as a tax)

Example Sentences:
'the charges against the estate'

9. cathexis, charge

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

Example Sentences:
'Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge'

10. bang, boot, charge, flush, kick, rush, thrill

the swift release of a store of affective force

Example Sentences:
'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. billing, charge

request for payment of a debt

Example Sentences:
'they submitted their charges at the end of each month'

12. charge, commission, direction

a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

Example Sentences:
'the judge's charge to the jury'

13. accusation, charge

an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

Example Sentences:
'the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving'

14. armorial bearing, bearing, charge, heraldic bearing

heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

15. burster, bursting charge, charge, explosive charge

a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

Example Sentences:
'this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains'


16. bear down, charge

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

Example Sentences:
'he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork'

17. accuse, charge

blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against

Example Sentences:
'he charged the director with indifference'

18. bill, charge

demand payment

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

19. buck, charge, shoot, shoot down, tear

move quickly and violently

Example Sentences:
'The car tore down the street'
'He came charging into my office'

20. appoint, charge

assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to

Example Sentences:
'He was appointed deputy manager'
'She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance'

21. charge, file, lodge

file a formal charge against

Example Sentences:
'The suspect was charged with murdering his wife'

22. charge

make an accusatory claim

Example Sentences:
'The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased'

23. charge

fill or load to capacity

Example Sentences:
'charge the wagon with hay'

24. charge

enter a certain amount as a charge

Example Sentences:
'he charged me $15'

25. charge, commit, institutionalise, institutionalize, send

cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution

Example Sentences:
'After the second episode, she had to be committed'
'he was committed to prison'

26. charge, consign

give over to another for care or safekeeping

Example Sentences:
'consign your baggage'

27. charge

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

Example Sentences:
'Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?'

28. charge

lie down on command, of hunting dogs

29. agitate, charge, charge up, commove, excite, rouse, turn on

cause to be agitated, excited, or roused

Example Sentences:
'The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks'

30. charge

place a heraldic bearing on

Example Sentences:
'charge all weapons, shields, and banners'

31. charge, load

provide (a device) with something necessary

Example Sentences:
'He loaded his gun carefully'
'load the camera'

32. charge, level, point

direct into a position for use

Example Sentences:
'point a gun'
'He charged his weapon at me'

33. burden, charge, saddle

impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

Example Sentences:
'He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend'

34. charge

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

35. charge

instruct or command with authority

Example Sentences:
'The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem'

36. blame, charge

attribute responsibility to

Example Sentences:
'We blamed the accident on her'
'The tragedy was charged to her inexperience'

37. charge

set or ask for a certain price

Example Sentences:
'How much do you charge for lunch?'
'This fellow charges $100 for a massage'

38. charge

cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on

Example Sentences:
'charge a conductor'

39. charge

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

Example Sentences:
'I need to charge my car battery'

40. charge


Example Sentences:
'The room was charged with tension and anxiety'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of charge
to set or demand (a price)
he charges too much for his services
2. (transitive)
to hold financially liable; enter a debit against
3. (transitive)
to enter or record as an obligation against a person or his or her account
4. (transitive)
to accuse or impute a fault to (a person, etc), as formally in a court of law
5. (transitive)
to command; place a burden upon or assign responsibility to
I was charged to take the message to headquarters
to make a rush at or sudden attack upon (a person or thing)
7. (transitive)
to fill (a receptacle) with the proper or appropriate quantity
8. (often foll by up)
to cause (an accumulator, capacitor, etc) to take or store electricity or (of an accumulator) to have electricity fed into it
to fill or suffuse or to be filled or suffused with matter by dispersion, solution, or absorption
to charge water with carbon dioxide
10. (transitive)
to fill or suffuse with feeling, emotion, etc
the atmosphere was charged with excitement
11. (transitive) law
(of a judge) to address (a jury) authoritatively
12. (transitive)
to load (a firearm)
13. (transitive)
to aim (a weapon) in position ready for use
14. (transitive) heraldry
to paint (a shield, banner, etc) with a charge
15. (intransitive)
(of hunting dogs) to lie down at command
a price charged for some article or service; cost
a financial liability, such as a tax
a debt or a book entry recording it
an accusation or allegation, such as a formal accusation of a crime in law
an onrush, attack, or assault
the call to such an attack in battle
custody or guardianship
a person or thing committed to someone's care
a cartridge or shell
the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon
an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time
the quantity of anything that a receptacle is intended to hold
25. physics
the attribute of matter by which it responds to electromagnetic forces responsible for all electrical phenomena, existing in two forms to which the signs negative and positive are arbitrarily assigned
a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons
a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs
the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor
the total amount of electricity held in an accumulator, usually measured in ampere-hours
. Symbol: q, Q
a load or burden
a duty or responsibility; control
a command, injunction, or order
29. slang
a thrill
30. law
the address made by a judge to the jury at the conclusion of the evidence
31. heraldry
a design, device, or image depicted on heraldic arms
a charge of three lions
the solid propellant used in rockets, sometimes including the inhibitor
33.  in charge
34.  in charge of

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of charge
verb transitiveWord forms: charged or ˈcharging
a.  Obsolete
to put a load on or in
to load or fill to capacity or with the usual amount of required material
to load (a firearm, cannon, etc.)
to saturate (one substance) with another
air charged with steam
to add carbon dioxide to (water, etc.)
f.  US
to add an electrical charge to (a battery, etc.)
to load a burden on; give as a task, duty, etc. to; make responsible for
a nurse was charged with the care of the child
to give instructions to or command authoritatively
to charge a jury
to accuse of wrongdoing; censure
he charged her with negligence
to put liability on (a person)
to make liable for (an error, etc.)
to ask as a price or fee
to charge a dollar for alterations
to record as a debt against a person's name or account
to charge a purchase
b.  US
to make a record of (something borrowed)
to charge a library book
to pay for by using credit, usually by presenting a credit card
to bear down on or set upon with force; attack vigorously
to bring (a gun or other weapon) to bear on; level; direct
c.  Heraldry
to place a bearing on
verb intransitive
to crouch or squat when a command is given
said of dogs
to ask payment (for)
to charge for a service
to attack vigorously or move forward as if attacking
a load or burden
the maximum or necessary quantity, as of fuel, that a container or apparatus is built to hold; also, the actual quantity held
the amount of electrical energy stored in a battery, capacitor, etc.
the departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
a cartridge or shell, or the amount of gunpowder needed to discharge a firearm or set off an explosive device
e.  US, Slang
pleasurable excitement; thrill
responsibility or duty (of)
to take charge of finances
care, custody, or supervision (of)
a person or thing entrusted to someone's care
instruction or command, esp. instruction in points of law given by a judge to a jury
accusation; indictment
charges of cruelty
the cost or price of an article, service, etc.
a liability to pay money; debt; expense
a.  US
charge account
a debit entered in an account
an attack with great force and speed; onslaught; onset
the signal for this
c.  Heraldry
a bearing
chargé d'affaires

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of charge
v. charged, charg·ing, charg·es
a. To impose a duty, responsibility, or obligation on: charged him with the task of watching the young swimmers.
b. To instruct or urge authoritatively; command: charged her not to reveal the source of information.
c. Law To instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
2. To set or ask (a given amount) as a price: charges ten dollars for a haircut.
3. To hold financially liable; demand payment from: charged her for the balance due.
4. To purchase on credit: paid cash for the stockings but charged the new coat.
a. To load to capacity; fill: charge a furnace with coal.
b. To load (a gun or other firearm) with a quantity of explosive: charged the musket with powder.
c. To pervade or fill, as with a feeling or quality: The atmosphere was charged with tension.
a. To make a claim of wrongdoing against; accuse or blame: The prosecutors charged him with car theft. Critics charged the writer with a lack of originality.
b. To put the blame for; attribute or impute: charged the accident to the driver's inexperience.
7. To rush against in an attack: The troops charged the enemy line.
a. Basketball To bump or run into (a defender) illegally while in possession of the ball or having just made a pass or shot.
b. Sports To bump (an opponent) so as to knock off balance or gain control of the ball, as in soccer.
c. Sports To body-check (an opponent) illegally, from behind or after taking more than two strides, especially in ice hockey.
9. Electricity
a. To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
b. To energize (a storage battery) by passing current through it in the direction opposite to discharge.
10. To excite; rouse: a speaker who knows how to charge up a crowd.
11. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
12. Heraldry To place a charge on (an escutcheon).
a. To rush forward in an attack: The dog charged at the intruder.
b. To rush forward; run: children charging around the house.
2. To demand or ask payment: did not charge for the second cup of coffee.
3. To make a purchase or purchases on credit.
4. Accounting To consider or record as a loss. Often used with off.
5. To become energized: The battery is still charging.
a. Expense; cost: added to the bill a charge for replacing the thermostat.
b. The price asked for something: What's the charge for a new tire?
c. A debt or an entry in an account recording a debt: Are you paying cash or is this a charge?
d. A financial burden, such as a tax or lien.
a. A weight or burden; a load: a freighter relieved of its charge of cargo.
b. The quantity that a container or apparatus can hold.
3. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
a. An assigned duty or task; a responsibility: The commission's charge was to determine the facts.
b. Care; custody: a child put in my charge.
c. Supervision; management: the scientist who had overall charge of the research project. See Synonyms at care.
d. One that is entrusted to another's care or management: the baby sitter's three young charges.
a. An order, command, or injunction.
b. Instruction given by a judge to a jury about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
6. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation: a charge of murder; pleaded not guilty to the charges.
a. A rushing, forceful attack: repelled the charge of enemy troops; the charge of a herd of elephants.
b. The command to attack: The bugler sounded the charge.
8. Symbol q Physics
a. The intrinsic property of matter responsible for all electric phenomena, in particular for the electromagnetic force, occurring in two forms arbitrarily designated negative and positive.
b. The net measure of this property possessed by a body or contained in a bounded region of space. Also called electric charge.
9. Physics
10. Informal A feeling of pleasant excitement; a thrill: got a real charge out of the movie.
11. Heraldry A figure or device represented on the field of an escutcheon.

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