Definition of "Charge" :
noun: a special assignment that is given to a person or group
"His charge was deliver a message."
noun: attention and management implying responsibility for safety
noun: an impetuous rush toward someone or something
"The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary."
noun: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time
"This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains."
noun: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
noun: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
"He was arrested on a charge of larceny."
noun: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence
"The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving."
noun: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
"The judge's charge to the jury."
noun: request for payment of a debt
"They submitted their charges at the end of each month."
noun: the swift release of a store of affective force
noun: (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge."
noun: a person committed to your care
"The teacher led her charges across the street."
noun: the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons
"The battery needed a fresh charge."
noun: the price charged for some article or service
"The admission charge."
noun: financial liabilities (such as a tax)
"The charges against the estate."
"The room was charged with tension and anxiety."
verb: energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge
"I need to charge my car battery."
verb: cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on
"Charge a conductor."
verb: set or ask for a certain price
"How much do you charge for lunch?."
verb: attribute responsibility to
"The tragedy was charged to her inexperience."
verb: instruct or command with authority
"The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem."
verb: instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
verb: impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend."
verb: blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against
"He charged the director with indifference."
verb: make an accusatory claim
"The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased."
verb: file a formal charge against
"The suspect was charged with murdering his wife."
verb: to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle
verb: direct into a position for use
"He charged his weapon at me."
verb: fill or load to capacity
"Charge the wagon with hay."
verb: provide (a device) with something necessary
verb: place a heraldic bearing on
"Charge all weapons, shields, and banners."
verb: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
"The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks."
verb: lie down on command, of hunting dogs
verb: move quickly and violently
verb: pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt
"Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?."
verb: demand payment
"Will I get charged for this service?."
verb: enter a certain amount as a charge
"He charged me $15."
verb: give over to another for care or safekeeping
verb: cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
verb: assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to
"She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance."