To charge for a service.
Charges ten dollars for a haircut.
Charged her for the balance due.
An example of charge is the legal proceeding when someone is formally accused of murder.
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.
Paid cash for the stockings but charged the new coat.
The prosecutors charged him with car theft. Critics charged the writer with a lack of originality.
The troops charged the enemy line.
A speaker who knows how to charge up a crowd.
Charged him with the task of watching the young swimmers.
Charged her not to reveal the source of information.
Charge a furnace with coal.
Charged the musket with powder.
The atmosphere was charged with tension.
Charged the accident to the driver's inexperience.
Did not charge for the second cup of coffee.
The battery is still charging.
The dog charged at the intruder.
Children charging around the house.
A charge of murder; pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Got a real charge out of the movie.
Added to the bill a charge for replacing the thermostat.
What's the charge for a new tire?
Are you paying cash or is this a charge?
A freighter relieved of its charge of cargo.
The commission's charge was to determine the facts.
A child put in my charge.
The scientist who had overall charge of the research project.
The baby sitter's three young charges.
Repelled the charge of enemy troops; the charge of a herd of elephants.
The bugler sounded the charge.
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 charge a purchase.
To charge a library book.
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.
An example of charge is when a prosecutor formally accuses someone of murder.
- 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
Other Word Forms
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