Definition of Charge


  • a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
    "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
    - bursting charge - explosive charge
  • heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
    - heraldic bearing - armorial bearing
  • an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
    "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    "the judge's charge to the jury"
  • request for payment of a debt
    "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
  • 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"
  • (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
    "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
  • financial liabilities (such as a tax)
    "the charges against the estate"
  • a person committed to your care
    "the teacher led her charges across the street"
  • a special assignment that is given to a person or group
    "a confidential mission to London"
    "his charge was deliver a message"
  • attention and management implying responsibility for safety
    "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
  • 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"
    - electric charge
  • the price charged for some article or service
    "the admission charge"
  • (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
  • an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"
    "the battle began with a cavalry charge"


  • saturate
    "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
  • energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
    "I need to charge my car battery"
  • cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
    "charge a conductor"
  • set or ask for a certain price
    "How much do you charge for lunch?"
    "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
  • attribute responsibility to
    "We blamed the accident on her"
    "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
  • instruct or command with authority
    "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
  • instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
  • impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
    "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  • direct into a position for use
    "point a gun"
    "He charged his weapon at me"
  • provide (a device) with something necessary
    "He loaded his gun carefully"
    "load the camera"
  • place a heraldic bearing on
    "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
  • cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    - turn on - charge up
  • lie down on command, of hunting dogs
  • 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?"
  • give over to another for care or safekeeping
    "consign your baggage"
  • cause to be admitted
    of persons to an institution
    "After the second episode, she had to be committed"
    "he was committed to prison"
  • enter a certain amount as a charge
    "he charged me $15"
  • fill or load to capacity
    "charge the wagon with hay"
  • make an accusatory claim
    "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
  • file a formal charge against
    "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
  • assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
    "He was appointed deputy manager"
    "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
  • move quickly and violently
    "The car tore down the street"
    "He came charging into my office"
    - shoot down
  • demand payment
    "Will I get charged for this service?"
    "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
  • blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
    "he charged the director with indifference"
  • to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
    "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    - bear down
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Unscramble charge

66 unscramble word found using the letters charge.

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