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Definition of Charge


  1. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
  2. 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.
  3. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
  4. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
  5. 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.
  6. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
  10. 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.
  11. To call to account; to challenge.
  12. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
  13. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
  14. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
  15. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
  16. To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
  17. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
  18. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
  19. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
  20. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
  21. Harm.
  22. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
  23. 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.
  24. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
  25. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
  26. The price demanded for a thing or service.
  27. 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.
  28. 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
  29. 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.
  30. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
  31. A soft of plaster or ointment.
  32. A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
  33. Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.
  34. Weight; import; value.

Charge Quotations

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Henry Ford

You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Jim Rohn

Let us now set forth one of the fundamental truths about marriage: the wife is in charge.
Bill Cosby

Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Charge Translations

charge in Dutch is aanklacht, beschuldiging
charge in Finnish is lasti
charge in French is chargeons, grever, taxe, chargent, accablement
charge in German is Aufladung {f}, laden
charge in Italian is caricato, lamentela, tassa, aggravio, delegare
charge in Latin is criminatio, mandatum, ciminatio
charge in Portuguese is carga
charge in Spanish is gravamen, cargar, gastos, gravar, comisionar

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