Charge - v. t. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load;
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
Charge - v. t. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars
a barrel for apples.
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. 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,
Charge - v. t. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an
architectural member with a molding.
Charge - v. t. 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
Charge - v. t. To call to account; to challenge.
Charge - v. t. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
Charge - v. i. To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed
Charge - v. i. To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
Charge - v. i. To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
Charge - v. i. To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given
by a sportsman to a dog.
Charge - v. t. A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
Charge - v. t. A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care,
custody, or management of another; a trust.
Charge - v. t. Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office;
responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
Charge - v. t. Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
Charge - v. t. Harm.
Charge - v. t. An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation;
indictment; specification of something alleged.
Charge - v. t. Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents,
taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
Charge - v. t. The price demanded for a thing or service.
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. 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
Charge - v. t. 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.
Charge - v. t. A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring
a weapon to the charge.
Charge - v. t. A soft of plaster or ointment.
Charge - v. t. A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
Charge - n. Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy
pounds; -- called also charre.
Charge - n. Weight; import; value.