Origin of charged
verb (used with object), charged, charg·ing.
verb (used without object), charged, charg·ing.
- 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.
Origin of charge
Synonyms for charge
Antonyms for charge
Examples from the Web for charged
Contemporary Examples of charged
The mother, Emily Kruse, was charged with obstructing justice and intimidating a witness.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
Passengers were asked to make sure their phones and other devices were charged so that they could be switched on for inspection.A Gift to the Jihadis: The Unseen Airport Security Threat
December 27, 2014
The attack in which Murray is charged has been front-page news in New York for almost a week.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop
December 19, 2014
That is why I visited my relatives in Iran in 2011, when I was unjustly arrested and charged with espionage.
In 2011, he was arrested while visiting his grandmother in Iran, charged with espionage, and sentenced to death.
Historical Examples of charged
On his death-bed he charged his nephew to protect and cherish me as a sister.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
We are charged with the sacred duty of making their path as smooth and easy as we can.
It was charged that the system of education at Eton failed in every point.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
With them, the crook is presumed guilty at the outset of whatever may be charged against him.
The official's voice was charged with threatening as he went on.
- 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
- USunder the care of
Word Origin for charge
c.1200, "a load, a weight," from Old French charge "load, burden; imposition," from chargier "to load, to burden" (see charge (v.)). Meaning "responsibility, burden" is mid-14c. (e.g. take charge, late 14c.; in charge, 1510s), which progressed to "pecuniary burden, cost, burden of expense" (mid-15c.), and then to "price demanded for service or goods" (1510s). Legal sense of "accusation" is late 15c.; earlier "injunction, order" (late 14c.). Electrical sense is from 1767. Slang meaning "thrill, kick" (American English) is from 1951.
early 13c., "to load, fill," from Old French chargier "to load, burden, weigh down," from Late Latin carricare "to load a wagon or cart," from Latin carrus "wagon" (see car). Senses of "entrust," "command," "accuse" all emerged in Middle English and were found in Old French. Sense of "rush in to attack" is 1560s, perhaps through earlier meaning of "load a weapon" (1540s). Related: Charged; charging. Chargé d'affaires was borrowed from French, 1767, literally "charged with affairs."
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