Word:

Charge

Pronunciation: chärj
v. t.1.To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
[imp. & p. p. Charged (chärjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Charging.]
A carte that charged was with hay.
- Chaucer.
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.
Moses . . . charged you to love the Lord your God.
- Josh. xxii. 5.
Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.
- Shak.
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.
If he did that wrong you charge him with.
- Tennyson.
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.(Her.) 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.
To charge me to an answer.
- Shak.
12.To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
v. i.1.To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
"Charge for the guns!" he said.
- Tennyson.
2.To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
3.To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
4.To squat on its belly and be still; - a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
n.1.A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
2.A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
3.Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand.
- Shak.
4.Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
5.Harm.
6.An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
The king gave cherge concerning Absalom.
- 2. Sam. xviii. 5.
7.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.
8.An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
9.Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; - usually in the plural.
10.The price demanded for a thing or service.
11.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.
12.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
13.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.
The charge of the light brigade.
- Tennyson.
14.A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
15.(Far.) A sort of plaster or ointment.
16.(Her.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
17.Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; - called also charre.
18.Weight; import; value.
Many suchlike "as's" of great charge.
- Shak.
Back charge
See under Back, a.
Bursting charge
a - (Mil.) The charge which bursts a shell, etc.
b - (Mining) A small quantity of fine powder to secure the ignition of a charge of coarse powder in blasting.
Charge and discharge
(Equity Practice) the old mode or form of taking an account before a master in chancery.
Charge sheet
the paper on which are entered at a police station all arrests and accusations.
To sound the charge
to give the signal for an attack.
Noun1.charge - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
Synonyms: complaint
2.charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
3.charge - an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
Synonyms: accusation
4.Chargecharge - request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
Synonyms: billing
5.charge - a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
6.charge - 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"
Synonyms: electric charge
7.charge - financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
8.charge - a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"
9.charge - attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
10.charge - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
Synonyms: mission, commission
11.charge - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
12.charge - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
13.charge - 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"
Synonyms: thrill, kick, boot, bang, flush, rush
14.charge - (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
Synonyms: cathexis
15.Chargecharge - heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
Verb1.charge - to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
Synonyms: bear down
2.charge - blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"
Synonyms: accuse
3.charge - demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
Synonyms: bill
4.charge - move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"
Synonyms: shoot down, tear, buck, shoot
5.charge - assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
Synonyms: appoint
6.charge - file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
Synonyms: lodge, file
7.charge - make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
8.charge - fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"
Antonyms:
discharge - remove the charge from
9.charge - enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"
10.charge - cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"
11.charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
Synonyms: consign
12.charge - 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?"
Antonyms:
pay cash - pay (for something) with cash
13.charge - lie down on command, of hunting dogs
14.charge - cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
15.charge - place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
16.charge - provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"
Synonyms: load
17.charge - direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"
Synonyms: point, level
18.charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
Synonyms: burden, saddle
19.charge - instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
20.charge - instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
21.charge - attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
Synonyms: blame
22.charge - set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
23.charge - cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"
24.charge - energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"
25.charge - saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

CHARGE, practice. The opinion expressed by the court to the jury, on the law arising out of a case before them.
     2. It should contain a clear and explicit exposition of the law, when the points of the law in dispute arise out of the facts proved on the trial of the cause; 10 Pet. 657; but the court ought at no time to undertake to decide the facts, for these are to be decided by the jury. 4 Rawle's R. 195; 2 Penna. R. 27; 4 Rawle's R. 356 Id. 100; 2 Serg. & Rawle, 464; 1 Serg. & Rawle, 515; 8 Serg. & Rawle, 150. See 3 Cranch, 298; 6 Pet. 622 1 Gall. R. 53; 5 Cranch, 187; 2 Pet. 625; 9 Pet. 541.

CHARGE, contracts. An obligation entered into by the owner of an estate which makes the estate responsible for its performance. Vide 2 Ball & Beatty, 223; 8 Com. Dig. 306, Appendix, h.t. Any obligation binding upon him who enters into it, which may be removed or taken away by a discharge. T. de la Ley, h.t.
     2. That particular kind of commission which one undertakes to perform for another, in keeping the custody of his goods, is called a charge.

CHARGE. wills, devises. An obligation which a testator imposes on his devisee; as, if the testator give Peter, Blackacre, and direct that he shall pay to John during his life an annuity of one hundred dollars, which shall be a charge" on said land; or if a legacy be and directed to be paid out of the real property. 1 Rop. Leg. 446. Vide 4 Vin. Ab. 449; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 309; 2 Id. 31; 1 Vern. 45, 411; 1 Swanst. 28; 4 East, R. 501; 4 Ves. jr. 815; Domat, Loix Civ. liv. 3, t. 1, s. 8, n.

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charge account
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Charge and discharge
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