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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charge  \Charge\,  n.  [F.  charge,  fr  charger  to  load.  See 
  {Charge},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Cargo},  {Caricature}.] 
  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. 
 
  Note:  The  people  of  a  parish  or  church  are  called  the  charge 
  of  the  clergyman  who  is  set  over  them 
 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  Harm.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  charge  of  confounding  very  different  classes  of 
  phenomena.  --Whewell. 
 
  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. 
 
  Never  in  any  other  war  afore,  gave  the  Romans  a 
  hotter  charge  upon  the  enemies.  --Holland. 
 
  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  soft  of  plaster  or  ointment. 
 
  16.  (Her.)  A  bearing.  See  {Bearing},  n.,  8. 
 
  17.  [Cf.  {Charre}.]  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. 
 
  Syn:  Care  custody;  trust;  management;  office;  expense;  cost; 
  price;  assault;  attack;  onset;  injunction;  command; 
  order  mandate;  instruction;  accusation;  indictment. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charge  \Charge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Charged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Charging}.]  [OF.  chargier,  F.  charger,  fr  LL  carricare 
  fr  L.  carrus  wagon.  Cf  {Cargo},  {Caricature},  {Cark},  and 
  see  {Car}.] 
  1.  To  lay  on  or  impose,  as  a  load,  tax,  or  burden;  to  load; 
  to  fill. 
 
  A  carte  that  charged  was  with  hay.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  charging  of  children's  memories  with  rules 
  --Locke. 
 
  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 
 
  When  land  shall  be  charged  by  any  lien.  --Kent. 
 
  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. 
 
  No  more  accuse  thy  pen,  but  charge  the  crime  On 
  native  sloth  and  negligence  of  time.  --Dryden. 
 
  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 
 
  Their  battering  cannon  charged  to  the  mouths. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  To  charge  me  to  an  answer.  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  bear  down  upon  to  rush  upon  to  attack. 
 
  Charged  our  main  battle's  front.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  intrust;  command;  exhort;  instruct;  accuse;  impeach; 
  arraign.  See  {Accuse}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Charge  \Charge\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  make  an  onset  or  rush;  as  to  charge  with  fixed 
  bayonets. 
 
  Like  your  heroes  of  antiquity,  he  charges  in  iron. 
  --Glanvill. 
 
  ``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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  charge 
  n  1:  a  impetuous  rush  toward  someone  or  something  "the 
  wrestler's  charge  carried  him  past  his  adversary";  "the 
  battle  began  with  a  cavalry  charge" 
  2:  (criminal  law)  a  pleading  describing  some  wrong  or  offense; 
  "he  was  arrested  on  a  charge  of  larceny"  [syn:  {complaint}] 
  3:  the  price  charged  for  some  article  or  service;  "the 
  admission  charge" 
  4:  the  quantity  of  unbalanced  electricity  in  a  body;  "the 
  battery  needed  a  fresh  charge"  [syn:  {electric  charge}] 
  5:  attention  and  management  implying  responsibility  for  safety; 
  "he  is  under  the  care  of  a  physician"  [syn:  {care},  {tutelage}, 
  {guardianship}] 
  6:  a  task  that  has  been  assigned  to  a  person  or  group  "a 
  confidential  mission  to  London";  "his  charge  was  deliver  a 
  message"  [syn:  {mission},  {commission}] 
  7:  a  person  committed  to  your  care  "the  teacher  led  her 
  charges  across  the  street" 
  8:  a  financial  liability  (such  as  a  tax);  "the  charges  against 
  the  estate" 
  9:  (psychoanalysis)  the  libidinal  energy  invested  in  some  idea 
  or  person  or  object;  "Freud  thought  of  cathexis  as  a 
  psychic  analog  of  an  electrical  charge"  [syn:  {cathexis}] 
  10:  the  release  of  a  store  of  affective  force;  "they  got  a  great 
  bang  out  of  it";  "what  a  rush!";  "he  does  it  for  kicks" 
  [syn:  {bang},  {rush},  {flush},  {thrill},  {kick}] 
  11:  request  for  payment  of  a  debt;  "they  submitted  their  charges 
  at  the  end  of  each  month"  [syn:  {billing}] 
  12:  a  formal  statement  of  a  command  or  injunction  to  do 
  something  "the  judge's  charge  to  the  jury"  [syn:  {commission}, 
  {direction}] 
  13:  an  assertion  that  someone  is  guilty  of  a  fault  or  offence; 
  "the  newspaper  published  charges  that  Jones  was  guilty  of 
  drunken  driving"  [syn:  {accusation}] 
  14:  a  design  or  image  depicted  on  a  shield  [syn:  {bearing},  {heraldic 
  bearing},  {armorial  bearing}] 
  15:  a  quantity  of  explosive  to  be  set  off  at  one  time;  "this 
  cartridge  has  a  powder  charge  of  50  grains"  [syn:  {burster}, 
  {bursting  charge},  {explosive  charge}] 
  v  1:  to  make  a  rush  at  or  sudden  attack  upon  as  in  battle:  "he 
  saw  Jess  charging  at  him  with  a  pitchfork."  [syn:  {bear 
  down}] 
  2:  blame  for  make  a  claim  of  wrongdoing  or  misbehavior 
  against:  "he  charged  me  director  with  indifference"  [syn: 
  {accuse}] 
  3:  demand  payment;  "Will  I  get  charged  for  this  service?"  "We 
  were  billed  for  4  nights  in  the  hotel,  although  e  stayed 
  only  3  nights"  [syn:  {bill}] 
  4:  move  quickly  and  violently;  "The  car  tore  down  the  street"; 
  "He  came  charging  into  my  office"  [syn:  {tear},  {shoot},  {shoot 
  down},  {buck}] 
  5:  assign  a  duty,  responsibility  or  obligation  to  "He  was 
  appointed  deputy  manager";  "She  was  charged  with 
  supervising  the  creation  of  a  concordance"  [syn:  {appoint}] 
  6:  file  a  formal  charge  against;  "The  suspect  was  charged  with 
  murdering  his  wife"  [syn:  {lodge},  {file}] 
  7:  make  an  accusatory  claim;  "The  defense  attorney  charged  that 
  the  jurors  were  biased" 
  8:  load  to  capacity;  "charge  the  wagon  with  hay"  [ant:  {discharge}] 
  9:  enter  a  certain  amount  as  a  charge;  "he  charged  me  $15" 
  10:  cause  to  be  admitted;  of  persons  to  an  institution;  "After 
  the  second  episode,  she  had  to  be  committed";  "he  was 
  committed  to  prison"  [syn:  {commit},  {institutionalize}, 
  {send}] 
  11:  give  over  to  another  for  care  or  safekeeping;  "consign  your 
  baggage"  [syn:  {consign}] 
  12:  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?"  [ant:  {pay  cash}] 
  13:  lie  down  on  command,  of  hunting  dogs 
  14:  cause  to  be  agitated,  excited,  or  roused;  "The  speaker 
  charged  up  the  crowd  with  his  inflammatory  remarks"  [syn: 
  {agitate},  {rouse},  {commove},  {excite},  {charge  up}] 
  [ant:  {calm}] 
  15:  place  a  heraldic  bearing  on  of  weapons,  shields,  and 
  banners 
  16:  provide  with  munition  "He  loaded  his  gun  carefully"  [syn:  {load}] 
  17:  direct  into  a  position  for  use  "point  a  gun";  "He  charged 
  his  weapon  at  me"  [syn:  {level},  {point}] 
  18:  impose  a  task  upon  assign  a  responsibility  to  "He  charged 
  her  with  cleaning  up  all  the  files  over  the  weekend" 
  [syn:  {saddle},  {burden}] 
  19:  instruct  (a  jury)  about  the  law,  its  application,  and  the 
  weighing  of  evidence 
  20:  instruct  or  command  with  authority;  "The  teacher  charged  the 
  children  to  memorize  the  poem" 
  21:  attribute  responsibility  to  "We  blamed  the  accident  on 
  her";  "The  tragedy  was  charged  to  her  inexperience"  [syn: 
  {blame}] 
  22:  set  or  ask  for  a  certain  price;  "How  much  do  you  charge  for 
  lunch?"  "This  fellow  charges  $100  for  a  massage" 
  23:  cause  formation  of  a  net  electrical  charge  in  or  on  (a 
  conductor,  for  example) 
  24:  energize  a  battery  by  passing  a  current  through  it  in  the 
  direction  opposite  to  discharge;  "I  need  to  charge  my  car 
  battery" 
  25:  saturate;  "The  room  was  charged  with  tension  and  anxiety" 




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