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Idioms about charge

    in charge,
    1. in command; having supervisory power.
    2. British. under arrest; in or into the custody of the police.
    in charge of,
    1. having the care or supervision of: She is in charge of two libraries.
    2. Also in the charge of. under the care or supervision of: The books are in the charge of the accounting office.

Origin of charge

First recorded in 1175–1225; 1950–55 for def. 39; (verb) Middle English chargen, from Anglo-French, Old French charg(i)er, from Late Latin carricāre “to load a wagon,” equivalent to carr(us) “wagon” (see car1) + -icā- verb suffix. + -re infinitive ending; (noun) Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of the verb

synonym study for charge

27. See price.

OTHER WORDS FROM charge

chargeless, adjectiveself-charging, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH charge

accuse, allege, charge

Other definitions for charge (2 of 2)

chargé
[ shahr-zhey, shahr-zhey; French shar-zhey ]
/ ʃɑrˈʒeɪ, ˈʃɑr ʒeɪ; French ʃarˈʒeɪ /

noun, plural char·gés [shahr-zheyz, shahr-zheyz; French shar-zhey]. /ʃɑrˈʒeɪz, ˈʃɑr ʒeɪz; French ʃarˈʒeɪ/.
a chargé d'affaires.

Origin of chargé

By shortening
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How to use charge in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for charge

charge
/ (tʃɑːdʒ) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for charge

C13: from Old French chargier to load, from Late Latin carricāre; see carry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for charge

charge
[ chärj ]

A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge. See more at color charge electric charge.
The amount of electric charge contained in an object, particle, or region of space.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with charge

charge

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