Associations to the word «Charge»


CHARGE, noun. The scope of someone's responsibility.
CHARGE, noun. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher.
CHARGE, noun. A load or burden; cargo.
CHARGE, noun. The amount of money levied for a service.
CHARGE, noun. An instruction.
CHARGE, noun. (military) A ground attack against a prepared enemy.
CHARGE, noun. An accusation.
CHARGE, noun. An electric charge.
CHARGE, noun. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
CHARGE, noun. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
CHARGE, noun. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon.
CHARGE, noun. A forceful forward movement.
CHARGE, noun. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack.
CHARGE, noun. (farriery) A sort of plaster or ointment.
CHARGE, noun. (obsolete) Weight; import; value.
CHARGE, noun. A measure of thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds. Also charre.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To place a burden upon; to assign a duty or responsibility to.
CHARGE, verb. (law) To formally accuse of a crime.
CHARGE, verb. (ambitransitive) To require payment (for goods, services, etc.) of.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To assign (a debit) to an account.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To pay on account, as by using a credit card.
CHARGE, verb. To impute or ascribe.
CHARGE, verb. To call to account; to challenge.
CHARGE, verb. To ornament with or cause to bear.
CHARGE, verb. (heraldry) To assume as a bearing.
CHARGE, verb. (heraldry) To add to or represent on.
CHARGE, 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.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To cause to take on an electric charge.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To add energy to (a battery).
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To add energy to a battery within.
CHARGE, verb. (intransitive) (of a battery) To gain energy.
CHARGE, verb. (intransitive) (of a device containing a battery) To have a battery within gain energy.
CHARGE, verb. (intransitive) To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback.
CHARGE, verb. (military) (transitive and intransitive) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
CHARGE, verb. (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
CHARGE, verb. (cricket) (of a batsman) To take a few steps down the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
CHARGE, verb. (transitive) To squat on the belly and be still; a command given by a hunter to a dog.
CHARGÉ, proper noun. A commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in France
CHARGE CARD, noun. Alternative form of chargecard
CHARGÉ D'AFFAIRES, noun. A diplomat, ranking below an ambassador, who heads a diplomatic mission when no ambassador is present, either temporarily (in the interim between the departure of one ambassador and the accreditation of another) or for an extended time.
CHARGE DENSITIES, noun. Plural of charge density
CHARGE DENSITY, noun. (physics) The amount of electric charge per unit volume of space or unit area of a surface.
CHARGE DESCRIPTION MASTER, noun. Alternative form of chargemaster
CHARGE DESCRIPTION MASTERS, noun. Plural of charge description master
CHARGE DOWN, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) (of an electrical device) To lose electrical power
CHARGE DOWN, verb. (transitive) To run towards something in an effort to stop it going forward.
CHARGE HAND, noun. (British) deputy to a foreman in a factory
CHARGE HANDS, noun. Plural of charge hand
CHARGE MASTER, noun. Alternative form of chargemaster
CHARGE MASTERS, noun. Plural of charge master
CHARGE NURSE, noun. A supervisory nurse, usually assigned for a shift.
CHARGE NURSES, noun. Plural of charge nurse
CHARGE OFF, noun. A writeoff.
CHARGE OFFS, noun. Plural of charge off
CHARGE UP, verb. (transitive) To recharge, to give electrical power to something.
CHARGE UP, verb. (idiomatic) to motivate, to instill someone with determination.

Dictionary definition

CHARGE, noun. An impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge".
CHARGE, noun. (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny".
CHARGE, noun. The price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge".
CHARGE, 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".
CHARGE, noun. Attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard".
CHARGE, noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message".
CHARGE, noun. A person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street".
CHARGE, noun. Financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate".
CHARGE, 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".
CHARGE, noun. 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".
CHARGE, noun. Request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month".
CHARGE, noun. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury".
CHARGE, noun. An assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving".
CHARGE, noun. Heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield.
CHARGE, noun. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains".
CHARGE, verb. To make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork".
CHARGE, verb. Blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference".
CHARGE, verb. Demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights".
CHARGE, verb. Move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office".
CHARGE, verb. Assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance".
CHARGE, verb. File a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife".
CHARGE, verb. Make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased".
CHARGE, verb. Fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay".
CHARGE, verb. Enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15".
CHARGE, verb. Cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison".
CHARGE, verb. Give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage".
CHARGE, 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?".
CHARGE, verb. Lie down on command, of hunting dogs.
CHARGE, verb. Cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks".
CHARGE, verb. Place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners".
CHARGE, verb. Provide (a device) with something necessary; "He loaded his gun carefully"; "load the camera".
CHARGE, verb. Direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me".
CHARGE, verb. Impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend".
CHARGE, verb. Instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence.
CHARGE, verb. Instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem".
CHARGE, verb. Attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience".
CHARGE, verb. Set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage".
CHARGE, verb. Cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor".
CHARGE, verb. Energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery".
CHARGE, verb. Saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety".

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