An example of charge is the legal proceeding when someone is formally accused of murder.
An example of charge is when a prosecutor formally accuses someone of murder.
To charge for a service.
An example of charge is when a restaurant asks for $5 in exchange for french fries.
An example of charge is when you pay for your french fries using your Visa card.
An example of a charge is the amount you pay for phone service.
Charges ten dollars for a haircut.
Charged her for the balance due.
Paid cash for the stockings but charged the new coat.
The troops charged the enemy line.
A speaker who knows how to charge up a crowd.
Did not charge for the second cup of coffee.
The battery is still charging.
A charge of murder; pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Got a real charge out of the movie.
Air charged with steam.
A nurse was charged with the care of the child.
To charge a jury.
He charged her with negligence.
To charge ten dollars for alterations.
To take charge of finances.
Charges of cruelty.
The child was a charge of the nanny.
- I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
- (intransitive) To require payment (for goods, services, etc.) of.To charge high for goods.Will I get charged for this service?.
- To assign (a debit) to an account.Let's charge this to marketing.
- To pay on account, as by using a credit card.Can I charge my Amazon purchase to Paypal?.Can I charge this purchase?.
- To call to account; to challenge.
- To ornament with or cause to bear.To charge an architectural member with a moulding.
- (heraldry) To assume as a bearing.He charges three roses.
- (heraldry) To add to or represent on.He charges his shield with three roses or.
- To cause to take on an electric charge.Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
- To add energy to (a battery).He charged the battery overnight.
- To add energy to a battery within.Don't forget to charge the drill.
- (intransitive, of a battery) To gain energy.The battery is still charging: I can't use it yet.
- (intransitive, of a device containing a battery) To have a battery within gain energy.His cell phone charges very quickly, whereas mine takes forever.
Charge your weapons; we're moving up.
- (military, and intransitive) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.The impetuous corps charged the enemy lines.
- (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
- In a position of leadership or supervision:.The security agent in charge at the airport.
- Under arrest.
- Having control over or responsibility for:.You're in charge of making the salad.
- To treat or regard as a loss.
- To set down as belonging; ascribe.
- Having the responsibility, control, or supervision.
- Having the responsibility, control, or supervision of.
- Under the control or supervision of; in the custody of.
Origin of charge
- Middle English chargen to load from Old French chargier from Late Latin carricāre from Latin carrus Gallic type of wagon of Celtic origin kers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition