- 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 of Charge
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
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