Definition of CHARGE

noun : CHARGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street" ;

  • 8. (

    ) financial liabilities (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" ;

  • 11. (

    ) request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month" ;

  • 13. (

    ) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" ;

verb : CHARGE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork" ;

  • 2. (

    ) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged the director with indifference" ;

  • 3. (

    ) demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights" ;

  • 5. (

    ) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance" ;

  • 7. (

    ) make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased" ;

  • 8. (

    ) fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay" ;

  • 9. (

    ) enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15" ;

  • 11. (