- electric charge.
- the process of charging a storage battery.
- to write off as an expense or loss.
- to attribute to: I charged off the blunder to inexperience.
- to agitate, stimulate, or excite: a fiery speaker who can charge up an audience.
- to put or be under the influence of narcotic drugs.
OTHER WORDS FOR charge
OPPOSITES FOR charge
Idioms about charge
- in command; having supervisory power.
- British. under arrest; in or into the custody of the police.
- having the care or supervision of: She is in charge of two libraries.
- Also in the charge of. under the care or supervision of: The books are in the charge of the accounting office.
Origin of charge
synonym study for charge
OTHER WORDS FROM chargechargeless, adjectiveself-charging, adjective
Words nearby charge
Other definitions for charge (2 of 2)
Origin of chargé
How to use charge in a sentence
I ask that we reach out to Corporation Council and ask them to deny the request based on the fact that the case is still active, as it is currently being investigated for possible criminal charges to be brought forth by the AG’s office.Officials Worked To Deliberately Delay Release Of Daniel Prude Body Cam Footage|mharris|September 17, 2020|Essence.com
It suggests that he doesn’t take any responsibility for deaths in the states that have a different political party in charge.Trump says US Covid-19 deaths would be low if you excluded blue states. That’s wrong.|German Lopez|September 17, 2020|Vox
Cohen had already pleaded guilty to those charges, so they ended up standing.The stunning hypocrisy of Bill Barr|Andrew Prokop|September 17, 2020|Vox
Schutzenhofer, the club’s general manager, did not respond to questions about the charges.Trump’s businesses charged Secret Service more than $1.1 million, including for rooms in club shuttered for pandemic|David Fahrenthold, Josh Dawsey|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
I was able to top up my charge by almost 50 percentage points in half an hour.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great|Aaron Pressman|September 17, 2020|Fortune
That is a fact recorded by the doctor in charge of the ambulance at the inquest.Harry’s Daddy, and Diana’s ‘Murder’: Royal Rumors In a New Play|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The added charge for access to hotel Wi-Fi is not only exploitative but increasingly irrelevant.How ‘Ethical’ Hotel Chain Marriott Gouges Guests in the Name of Wi-Fi Security|Kyle Chayka|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was very blunt and surprising to hear from any official in charge of an aviation disaster.Did Bad Weather Bring Down AirAsia 8501?|Clive Irving|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was convicted a year later and sentenced to death—a charge later overturned by the Supreme Court when it called for a retrial.An American Marine in Iran’s Prisons Goes on Hunger Strike|IranWire|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As late as the fifth century, powerful aristocratic women took charge of the commemoration of the dead in Rome.First Anglican Woman Bishop A Return to Christian Roots|Candida Moss|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was voluble in his declarations that they would “put the screws” to Ollie on the charge of perjury.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
The mother's lips could not finish the charge she was about to put upon her innocent child.
There was a time when Aristide Pujol, in sole charge of an automobile, went gaily scuttering over the roads of France.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Louis was not less astonished at this charge, than the Empress had been at the communication which aroused it.
The Countess drew a beautiful miniature from its case, which lay on the sofa near her, and presented it to her young charge.
British Dictionary definitions for charge
- an onrush, attack, or assault
- the call to such an attack in battle
- a cartridge or shell
- the explosive required to discharge a firearm or other weapon
- an amount of explosive material to be detonated at any one time
- the attribute of matter by which it responds to electromagnetic forces responsible for all electrical phenomena, existing in two forms to which the signs negative and positive are arbitrarily assigned
- a similar property of a body or system determined by the extent to which it contains an excess or deficiency of electrons
- a quantity of electricity determined by the product of an electric current and the time for which it flows, measured in coulombs
- the total amount of electricity stored in a capacitor
- the total amount of electricity held in an accumulator, usually measured in ampere-hoursSymbol: q, Q
- having responsibility for
- US under the care of
Word Origin for charge
Scientific definitions for charge
Other Idioms and Phrases with charge
In addition to the idioms beginning with charge
- charge off
- charge up
- charge with
- carrying charge
- get a bang (charge) out of
- in charge
- in charge of
- take charge