Definition of Charge

1. Noun. An impetuous rush toward someone or something. "The battle began with a cavalry charge"

Generic synonyms: Attack, Onrush, Onset, Onslaught
Specialized synonyms: Countercharge

2. Verb. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle. "He saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
Exact synonyms: Bear Down
Generic synonyms: Rush
Derivative terms: Charger

3. Noun. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense. "He was arrested on a charge of larceny"
Exact synonyms: Complaint
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"

5. Noun. The price charged for some article or service. "The admission charge"

6. Verb. Demand payment. "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
Exact synonyms: Bill
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"
Exact synonyms: Electric 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"
Exact synonyms: Buck, Shoot, Shoot Down, Tear
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"
Exact synonyms: Care, Guardianship, Tutelage
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"

11. Noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group. "His charge was deliver a message"

12. Verb. File a formal charge against. "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
Exact synonyms: File, Lodge
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"
Generic synonyms: Dependant, Dependent

14. Verb. Make an accusatory claim. "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
Generic synonyms: Claim
Specialized synonyms: Tax, Complain

15. Noun. Financial liabilities (such as a tax). "The charges against the estate"
Specialized synonyms: Levy, Encumbrance, Incumbrance, Assessment
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Generic synonyms: Liabilities

16. Verb. Fill or load to capacity. "Charge the wagon with hay"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Burden, Burthen, Weight, Weight Down, Freight
Antonyms: Discharge

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"
Exact synonyms: Cathexis
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"
Generic synonyms: Debit
Related verbs: Bill

19. Noun. The swift release of a store of affective force. "He does it for kicks"
Exact synonyms: Bang, Boot, Flush, Kick, Rush, Thrill
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"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Institutionalise, Institutionalize, Send
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"
Exact synonyms: Billing
Generic synonyms: Asking, Request
Specialized synonyms: Presentment

22. Verb. Give over to another for care or safekeeping. "Consign your baggage"
Exact synonyms: Consign
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"
Exact synonyms: Commission, Direction
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?"
Generic synonyms: Pay
Antonyms: Pay Cash

25. Noun. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence. "The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
Exact synonyms: Accusation
Generic synonyms: Assertion, Asseveration, Averment
Specialized synonyms: Countercharge
Derivative terms: Accusatorial, Accuse

26. Verb. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
Generic synonyms: Lie, Lie Down

27. Noun. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
Exact synonyms: Armorial Bearing, Bearing, Heraldic Bearing
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"
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Charge Up, Commove, Excite, Rouse, Turn On
Specialized synonyms: Hype Up, Psych Up, Bother, Pother, Electrify
Generic synonyms: Disturb, Trouble, Upset
Derivative terms: Agitative, Excitant, Excitement, Rousing, Turn-on
Antonyms: Calm

29. Noun. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time. "This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
Exact synonyms: Burster, Bursting Charge, Explosive Charge
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"
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Paint

31. Verb. Provide (a device) with something necessary. "Load the camera"
Exact synonyms: Load
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"
Exact synonyms: Level, Point
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"
Exact synonyms: Burden, Saddle
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.
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Generic synonyms: Instruct

35. Verb. Instruct or command with authority. "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
Generic synonyms: Instruct

36. Verb. Attribute responsibility to. "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
Exact synonyms: Blame
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"
Generic synonyms: Determine, Set

38. Verb. Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on. "Charge a conductor"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify

39. Verb. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge. "I need to charge my car battery"
Specialized synonyms: Recharge
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply
Derivative terms: Charger

40. Verb. Saturate. "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
Generic synonyms: Impregnate, Saturate

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:

Definition of Charge

1. to accuse formally [v CHARGED, CHARGING, CHARGES]

Medical Definition of Charge

1. 1. A fundamental physical attribute of a particle, which characterises the particle's electromagnetic interaction with other particles and with electric and magnetic fields. 2. Storing energy in a battery or electric capacitor by running a current through it, opposite of discharge. (It is possible to charge most capacitors in either direction, but batteries charge one way, and discharge in the other.) (13 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Charge

charcot-marie disease
chard plant
chardonnay grape
charge (current term)
charge-exchange accelerator
charge account
charge account credit
charge card
charge d'affaires
charge densities
charge density
charge down
charge exchange
charge hand

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 ..."

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