• the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
    the Women Passing by in Procession, In Charge Of A Warrior and of a Man Playing Upon the Lyre
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v charge saturate "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"
    • v charge energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge "I need to charge my car battery"
    • v charge cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on "charge a conductor"
    • v charge set or ask for a certain price "How much do you charge for lunch?","This fellow charges $100 for a massage"
    • v charge attribute responsibility to "We blamed the accident on her","The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"
    • v charge instruct or command with authority "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
    • v charge instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence
    • v charge impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
    • v charge blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against "he charged the director with indifference"
    • v charge make an accusatory claim "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"
    • v charge file a formal charge against "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"
    • v charge to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"
    • v charge direct into a position for use "point a gun","He charged his weapon at me"
    • v charge fill or load to capacity "charge the wagon with hay"
    • v charge provide (a device) with something necessary "He loaded his gun carefully","load the camera"
    • v charge place a heraldic bearing on "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"
    • v charge cause to be agitated, excited, or roused "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
    • v charge lie down on command, of hunting dogs
    • v charge move quickly and violently "The car tore down the street","He came charging into my office"
    • v charge 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?"
    • v charge demand payment "Will I get charged for this service?","We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"
    • v charge enter a certain amount as a charge "he charged me $15"
    • v charge give over to another for care or safekeeping "consign your baggage"
    • v charge cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution "After the second episode, she had to be committed","he was committed to prison"
    • v charge assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to "He was appointed deputy manager","She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"
    • n charge a special assignment that is given to a person or group "a confidential mission to London","his charge was deliver a message"
    • n charge attention and management implying responsibility for safety "he is in the care of a bodyguard"
    • n charge an impetuous rush toward someone or something "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary","the battle began with a cavalry charge"
    • n charge a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
    • n charge heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield
    • n charge (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
    • n charge an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"
    • n charge a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something "the judge's charge to the jury"
    • n charge request for payment of a debt "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
    • n charge the swift release of a store of affective force "they got a great bang out of it","what a boot!","he got a quick rush from injecting heroin","he does it for kicks"
    • n charge (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
    • n charge a person committed to your care "the teacher led her charges across the street"
    • n charge 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"
    • n charge the price charged for some article or service "the admission charge"
    • n charge financial liabilities (such as a tax) "the charges against the estate"
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

"We charged at the midst of the foe." "We charged at the midst of the foe."
Hillebrand's last charge Hillebrand's last charge
Learning the charge Learning the charge
The Charge at Bunker Hill The Charge at Bunker Hill
Distribution of charge Distribution of charge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
    • Charge (Her) A bearing. See Bearing n., 8.
    • Charge A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
    • Charge A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
    • Charge A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge .
    • Charge (Far) A sort of plaster or ointment.
    • Charge An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged. "The charge of confounding very different classes of phenomena."
    • Charge An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
    • Charge An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
    • Charge An order; a mandate or command; an injunction. "The king gave cherge concerning Absalom."
    • Charge Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty. "'Tis a great charge to come under one body's hand."
    • Charge Harm.
    • Charge Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
    • Charge That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
    • Charge The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge . "Never, in any other war afore, gave the Romans a hotter charge upon the enemies.""The charge of the light brigade."
    • Charge The price demanded for a thing or service.
    • Charge Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.
    • Charge To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of. "If he did that wrong you charge him with."
    • Charge (Her) To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or.
    • Charge To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack. "Charged our main battle's front."
    • Charge To call to account; to challenge. "To charge me to an answer."
    • Charge To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
    • Charge To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
    • Charge To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
    • Charge To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge. "No more accuse thy pen, but charge the crime
      On native sloth and negligence of time."
    • Charge To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill. "A carte that charged was with hay.""The charging of children's memories with rules."
    • Charge To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent. "Moses . . . charged you to love the Lord your God.""Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition."
    • Charge To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for. "When land shall be charged by any lien."
    • Charge To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets. "Like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron.""“ Charge for the guns!” he said."
    • Charge To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
    • Charge To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
    • Charge To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc. "Their battering cannon charged to the mouths."
    • Charge To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
    • Charge Weight; import; value. "Many suchlike “as's” of great charge ."
    • Charge Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bulls don't really get angry when they see the color red, it's really movement that makes them charge.
    • charge To put a load or burden on or in; fill, cover, or occupy with something to be retained, supported, carried, etc.; burden; load: as, to charge a furnace, a gun, a Leyden jar, etc.; to charge an oven; to charge the mind with a principle or a message.
    • charge Figuratively, to fill or burden with some emotion.
    • charge To subject to a charge or financial burden.
    • charge To impute or register as a debt; place on the debit side of an account: as, the goods were charged to him.
    • charge To fix or ask as a price; require in exchange: as, to charge $5 a ton for coal. To fix or set down at a price named; sell at a given rate: as, to charge coal at $5 a ton.
    • charge To hold liable for payment; enter a debit against: as, A charged B for the goods.
    • charge To accuse: followed by with before the thing of which one is accused: as, to charge a man with theft.
    • charge To lay to one's charge; impute; ascribe the responsibility of: with a thing for the object, and on, upon, to, or against before the person or thing to which something is imputed: as, I charge the guilt of this on you; the accident must be charged to or against his own carelessness.
    • charge To intrust; commission: with with.
    • charge To command; enjoin; instruct; urge earnestly; exhort; adjure: with a person or thing as object.
    • charge To give directions to; instruct authoritatively: as, to charge a jury.
    • charge To call to account; challenge.
    • charge To bear down upon; make an onset on; fall on; attack by rushing violently against.
    • charge To put into the position of attack, as the spear in the rest.
    • charge To value; think much of; make account of.
    • charge To import; signify; be important.
    • charge To take to heart; be concerned or troubled.
    • charge To place the price of a thing to one's debit; ask payment; make a demand: as, I will not charge for this.
    • charge To make an onset; rush to an attack.
    • charge To lie down in obedience to a command: said of dogs: commonly used in the imperative.
    • n charge A load; a weight; a burden: used either literally or figuratively.
    • n charge The quantity of anything which an apparatus, as a gun, an electric battery, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or what it actually contains as a load. Specifically— The amount of ore, flux, and fuel, in due proportion, to be fed into a furnace at any one time. In electricity, the quantity of statical electricity distributed over the surface of a body, as a prime conductor or Leyden jar. The charge of a body may be either free to pass off to another body (as the earth) with which it is connected, or bound by the inductive action of a neighboring charge of an opposite kind. See induction.
    • n charge Hence— The case or tube used to contain the charge of a gun; a cartridge-case.
    • n charge In England, a quantity of lead of somewhat uncertain amount, but supposed to be 36 pigs, each pig containing 6 stone of 12 pounds each.
    • n charge A unit of weight used in Brabant up to 1820, being 400 Brabant pounds, equal to 414 pounds avoirdupois.
    • n charge A corn-measure used in southern France. The old charge of Marseilles was 154.8 liters; the new charge (still used, and also at Nice) is 159.96 liters, or 4½ United States bushels. In other places the charge varied, being generally less than at Marseilles. Thus, at Tarascon it was only 1.6 bushels, but at Toulon it is said to have exceeded 13 bushels. The charge of oil at Montpellier was 48⅓ United States gallons.
    • n charge A pecuniary burden, encumbrance, tax, or lien; cost; expense.
    • n charge That which constitutes debt in commercial transactions; the sum payable as the price of anything bought or any service rendered; an entry; the debit side of an account.
    • n charge A duty enjoined upon or intrusted to one; care; custody; oversight.
    • n charge Anything committed to another's custody, care, concern, or management; hence, specifically, a parish or congregation committed to the spiritual care of a pastor: as, he removed to a new charge.
    • n charge Heed; attention.
    • n charge A matter of importance, or for consideration; importance; value.
    • n charge An order; an injunction; a mandate; a command.
    • n charge An address delivered by a bishop to the clergy of his diocese, or in ordination services by a clergyman to the candidate receiving ordination, or to the congregation or church receiving him as pastor; also, any similar address delivered for the purpose of giving special instructions or advice.
    • n charge An address delivered by a judge to a jury at the close of a trial, instructing them as to the legal points, the weight of evidence, etc., affecting their verdict in the case: as, the judge's charge bore hard upon the prisoner.
    • n charge In Scots law: The command of the sovereign's letters to perform some act, as to enter an heir. The messenger's copy of service requiring the person to obey the order of the letters, or generally to implement the decree of a court: as, a charge on letters of horning, or a charge against a superior.
    • n charge What is alleged or brought forward by way of accusation; imputation; accusation.
    • n charge Milit., an impetuous attack upon the enemy, made with the view of fighting him at close quarters and routing him by the onset.
    • n charge An order or a signal to make such an attack: as, the trumpeters sounded the charge.
    • n charge The position of a weapon held in readiness for attack or encounter.
    • n charge In heraldry, a bearing, or any figure borne or represented on an escutcheon, whether on the field or on an ordinary. The ancient charges were far more simple than the modern, and this is so generally the case that the age of an achievement may almost be known by its relative simplicity; thus a shield simply divided into a few large parts, that is, charged with ordinaries and subordinaries only, is generally older than one charged with mullets, allerions, and the like; and a shield having only these is generally older than one having more pictorial representations.
    • n charge Of dogs: The act of lying down
    • n charge The word of command given to a dog to lie down.
    • n charge In farriery, a preparation of the consistence of a thick decoction, or between an ointment and a plaster, used as a remedy for sprains and inflammations.
    • charge Heavy; weighty.
    • charge To paint too heavily; to over-express.
    • n charge In ordnance, the powder contained in a bag or case in quantity suitable for loading a gun, or the powder filling the interior of a projectile. A service or ordinary charge is that ordinarily used in the gun. A reduced charge, containing less powder, is sometimes used in target practice to save expense. A bursting or shell charge is the explosive in the interior of a shell.
    • n charge Short for chargé d'affaires.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Earth's magnetic field has been weakening. It seems to have lost 15% of its strength since 1670. At the present rate of decrease, it will reach zero in 2,000 years. Between the years 3500 and 4500, the magnetic field will not be sufficiently strong enough to ward off charged radiation from outer space.
    • v.t Charge chärj to load, to put into, to fill (with): to load heavily, burden: to fill completely: to cause to receive electricity: to lay a task upon one, to enjoin, command: to deliver officially an injunction, as a judge to a jury, a bishop or archdeacon to his clergy, or a senior to a junior minister at a Presbyterian ordination: to bring an accusation against: to exact a sum of money from, to ask as the price
    • v.i Charge to make an onset
    • n Charge that which is laid on: cost or price: the load of powder, &c., for a gun: attack or onset: care, custody: the object of care, esp. a minister of religion's flock or parish: an accumulation of electricity in a Leyden jar: command: exhortation: accusation:
    • n Charge (pl.) expenses
    • ***


  • Earl Nightingale
    “We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”
  • Michael J. Mccarthy
    Michael J. Mccarthy
    “Your are in charge. You have the ability to master you destiny.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.”
  • David Mellor
    David Mellor
    “Lawyers are like rhinoceroses: thick skinned, short-sighted, and always ready to charge.”
  • Norman Schwarzkopf
    Norman Schwarzkopf
    “When placed in command -- take charge.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. chargier, F. charger, fr. LL. carricare, fr. L. carrus, wagon. Cf. Cargo Caricature Cark, and see Car


In literature:

It was with the cry of "St. James for Spain" that they charged armies which outnumbered them a hundredfold.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The lad felt that he was about to be charged with a great crime, and that the charge would be true.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
I did not seek the charge of her.
"The Master Mummer" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
These leaders, who had charge of the organization's funds, were arrested and imprisoned.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
At first it was used largely for medicinal purposes; and high prices were charged for it.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Celino was the only one of his charges who could look out for himself.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Screaming, he charged into the midst of the Franks, whirling his saif over his head, his lance in his left hand.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
At one point they surprised a squad of Germans in charge of a searchlight.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
If a lion charged me I would imagine a million things.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Here was another case of charge it, but this time it was charged against her slender capital of good sense.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller

In poetry:

I'm mad and disgusted
With that Negro now.
I don't pay no REVERSED
CHARGES nohow.
"Madam And The Phone Bill" by Langston Hughes
I also gave in fashion
Hilariously free,
The Girl and Horse Department
In charge of Ogilvie.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
"Sometimes it's a sheet takin'
Charge o' the watch,
Or a footrope breakin',
Or an open hatch."
"Hoodoo" by Cicely Fox Smith
'What have you got to say to this terrible charge?'
I said 'Nowt.'
He said 'Nowt?
I said 'Nowt.'
"Sam Drummed Out" by Weston and Lee
Yet I would bear my shortcomings
With meet tranquillity,
But for the charge that blessed things
I'd liefer have unbe.
"The Impercipient" by Thomas Hardy
Her timbers yet are sound,
And she may float again,
Full charg'd with England's thunder,
And plough the distant main.
"On The Loss Of The "Royal George"" by William Cowper

In news:

The Lackawanna County district attorney's office on Monday withdrew charges related to child luring against former Scranton school director Mark Kandel, whom federal authorities charged with similar crimes last week.
Tyler, tx — Emma Torres, the mother charged with the 2010 death of her one-year-old, has avoided a murder charge Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have charged 14 firms and 17 people with impersonating major companies to trick consumers into thinking their computers were plagued by viruses so they could charge hundreds to fix the problems.
The remaining three defendants facing federal charges related to horse soring and other charges pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced.
Utah State University (USU) presented a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology in a demonstration last week.
As of press time the man hadn't been charged, and police were unsure whether he would be charged with anything.
Man faces charge in diaper dumping beach, police, kawai, laguna, newport, diapers , coast, charge, highway, diaper .
Since a successful state prosecution will result in a considerably higher sentence than a federal prosecution, we have dismissed the federal charge without prejudice to reinstate our charge if...
Former Penn State University president Graham Spanier, facing perjury charges in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse investigation, wants a judge to dismiss the charges against him.
Charges range from driving on a revoked driver's license, possession of controlled substance and other misdemeanor charges.
A man has been charged with attempted murder, among other charges, after a domestic disturbance in Falcon on Monday evening.
Campbell was sentenced to 20 years on the conspiracy charge while the murder charge remained on the docket .
A Honesdale man already charged in connection with dealing heroin is facing even more charges.
Four people are facing drug charges and more charges may be coming after the RCMP busted what they're calling a "super lab" that was making ecstasy in the Okanagan.
HP will take an $8 billion impairment charge for its struggling services business, as well as another $1.5 billion charge for its planned layoffs.

In science:

One finds that the RR charge after fixed point resolution is the RR charge of the unresolved, reducible brane, divided by the number ˜ν of components; in short, RR charge is equally distributed over the resolved fields.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
The trapped charge causes a voltage threshold shift (charge-up of gate oxide), leakage current increases within NMOS devices (charge-up of the oxide surrounding the device) and between NMOS devices (charge-up of the oxide separating devices).
Single Event Effects in the Pixel readout chip for BTeV
A generation of quarks has the same transformation properties except that one has to take the “vacuum” vector to transform under the U (1) with charge 4/3, which is the charge that makes the overall average U (1) charge of a generation of leptons and quarks to be zero.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
It implies that the distribution of topological charges is such that every topological charge tends to be surrounded by charges of the opposite sign, such that the topological charge is ‘screened’ at large distances.
Correlations and screening of topological charges in gaussian random fields
Charged pions with lower energies decay into charged muons before significant cooling, and most of their energy is converted into photons by synchrotron radiation because the lifetime of charged muons is much longer than that of charged pions.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts