charger

1
[chahr-jer]

noun

a person or thing that charges.
a horse of a kind suitable to be ridden in battle.
Electricity. an apparatus that charges storage batteries.

Nearby words

  1. chargeable transfer,
  2. chargeback,
  3. charged,
  4. charged particle,
  5. chargeful,
  6. chargrill,
  7. chargé,
  8. chargé d'affaires,
  9. chari,
  10. chari-nile

Origin of charger

1
First recorded in 1475–85; charge + -er1

charger

2
[chahr-jer]

noun

a platter.
a large, shallow dish for liquids.

Origin of charger

2
First recorded in 1275–1325, charger is from the Middle English word chargeour. See charge, -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for charger

charger

1

noun

a person or thing that charges
a large strong horse formerly ridden into battle
a device for charging or recharging an accumulator or rechargeable battery

noun

antiques a large dish for serving at table or for display

Word Origin for charger

C14 chargeour something to bear a load, from chargen to charge

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Word Origin and History for charger

charger

n.

late 15c., "one who loads," agent noun from charge (v.). Meaning "horse ridden in charging" is from 1762.

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