Charge - (v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
Charge - (v. t.) 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.
Charge - (v. t.) To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
Charge - (v. t.) To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
Charge - (v. t.) 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 - (v. t.) To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
Charge - (v. t.) 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.
Charge - (v. t.) 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.
Charge - (v. t.) To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
Charge - (v. t.) 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 - (v. t.) To call to account; to challenge.
Charge - (v. t.) To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
Charge - (v. i.) To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
Charge - (v. i.) To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
Charge - (v. i.) To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
Charge - (v. i.) To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
Charge - (v. t.) A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
Charge - (v. t.) A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
Charge - (v. t.) Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
Charge - (v. t.) Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
Charge - (v. t.) Harm.
Charge - (v. t.) An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
Charge - (v. t.) 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 - (v. t.) An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
Charge - (v. t.) Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
Charge - (v. t.) The price demanded for a thing or service.
Charge - (v. t.) 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 - (v. t.) 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 - (v. t.) 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.
Charge - (v. t.) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
Charge - (v. t.) A soft of plaster or ointment.
Charge - (v. t.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
Charge - (n.) Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.
Charge - (n.) Weight; import; value.
Charged - (imp. & p. p.) of Charge
Chargeable - (a.) That may be charged, laid, imposed, or imputes; as, a duty chargeable on iron; a fault chargeable on a man.
Chargeable - (a.) Subject to be charge or accused; liable or responsible; as, revenues chargeable with a claim; a man chargeable with murder.
Chargeable - (a.) Serving to create expense; costly; burdensome.
Chargeableness - (n.) The quality of being chargeable or expensive.
Chargeably - (adv.) At great cost; expensively.
Chargeant - (a.) Burdensome; troublesome.
Charges d'affaires - (pl. ) of Charge d'affaires
Charge d'affaires - (n.) A diplomatic representative, or minister of an inferior grade, accredited by the government of one state to the minister of foreign affairs of another; also, a substitute, ad interim, for an ambassador or minister plenipotentiary.
Chargeful - (a.) Costly; expensive.
Chargehouse - (n.) A schoolhouse.
Chargeless - (a.) Free from, or with little, charge.
Chargeous - (a.) Burdensome.
Charger - (n.) One who, or that which charges.
Charger - (n.) An instrument for measuring or inserting a charge.
Charger - (n.) A large dish.
Charger - (n.) A horse for battle or parade.
Chargeship - (n.) The office of a charge d'affaires.
Countercharge - (n.) An opposing charge.
Discharged - (imp. & p. p.) of Discharge
Discharge - (v. t.) To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel.
Discharge - (v. t.) To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar.
Discharge - (v. t.) To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
Discharge - (v. t.) To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.
Discharge - (v. t.) To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.
Discharge - (v. t.) To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo.
Discharge - (v. t.) To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
Discharge - (v. t.) To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
Discharge - (v. t.) To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part.
Discharge - (v. t.) To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
Discharge - (v. t.) To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.
Discharge - (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Discharge - (v. i.) To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely.
Discharge - (v. t.) The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.
Discharge - (v. t.) Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.
Discharge - (v. t.) Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.
Discharge - (v. t.) Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty.
Discharge - (v. t.) Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer.
Discharge - (v. t.) Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.
Discharge - (v. t.) The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.
Discharge - (v. t.) That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.
Discharge - (v. t.) A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe.
Discharger - (n.) One who, or that which, discharges. Specifically, in electricity, an instrument for discharging a Leyden jar, or electrical battery, by making a connection between the two surfaces; a discharging rod.
Double-charge - (v. t.) To load with a double charge, as of gunpowder.
Double-charge - (v. t.) To overcharge.
Encharged - (imp. & p. p.) of Encharge
Encharge - (v. t.) To charge (with); to impose (a charge) upon.
Encharge - (n.) A charge.
Mischarge - (v. t.) To charge erroneously, as in account.
Mischarge - (n.) A mistake in charging.
Overcharge - (v. t.) To charge or load too heavily; to burden; to oppress; to cloy.
Overcharge - (v. t.) To fill too full; to crowd.
Overcharge - (v. t.) To charge excessively; to charge beyond a fair rate or price.
Overcharge - (v. t.) To exaggerate; as, to overcharge a description.
Overcharge - (v. i.) To make excessive charges.
Overcharge - (n.) An excessive load or burden.
Overcharge - (n.) An excessive charge in an account.
Recharge - (v. t. & i.) To charge or accuse in return.
Recharge - (v. t. & i.) To attack again; to attack anew.
Sleep-charged - (a.) Heavy with sleep.
Supercharged - (imp. & p. p.) of Supercharge
Supercharge - (v. t.) To charge (a bearing) upon another bearing; as, to supercharge a rose upon a fess.
Supercharge - (n.) A bearing charged upon another bearing.
Surcharged - (imp. & p. p.) of Surcharge
Surcharge - (v. t.) To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
Surcharge - (v. t.) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone.
Charge - —v. (-ging) 1 a ask (an amount) as a price. B ask (a person) for an amount as a price. 2 a (foll. By to, up to) debit the cost of to (a person or account). B debit (a person or account). 3 a (often foll. By with) accuse (of an offence). B (foll. By that + clause) make an accusation that. 4 (foll. By to + infin.) Instruct or urge. 5 (foll. By with) entrust with. 6 make a rushing attack (on). 7 (often foll. By up) a give an electric charge to. B store energy in (a battery). 8 (often foll. By with) load or fill (a vessel, gun, etc.) To the full or proper extent. 9 (usu. As charged adj.) A (foll. By with) saturated with. B (usu. Foll. By with) pervaded (with strong feelings etc.). —n. 1 a price asked for services or goods. B financial liability or commitment. 2 accusation. 3 a task, duty, commission. B care, custody. C person or thing entrusted. 4 a impetuous rush or attack, esp. In battle. B signal for this. 5 appropriate amount of material to be put into a receptacle, mechanism, etc. At one time, esp. Of explosive for a gun. 6 a property of matter causing electrical phenomena. B quantity of this carried by the body. C energy stored chemically for conversion into electricity. 7 exhortation; directions, orders. 8 heraldic device or bearing. in charge having command. Take charge (often foll. By of) assume control. chargeable adj. [latin carrus *car]
Charge-capping - n. Imposition of an upper limit on the community charge leviable by a local authority.
Charge card - n. = *credit card.
Chargé d'affaires - n. (pl. Chargés pronunc. Same) 1 ambassador's deputy. 2 envoy to a minor country. [french]
Charger - n. 1 cavalry horse. 2 apparatus for charging a battery.
Community charge - n. Tax levied locally on every adult.
Community charge - n. Tax levied locally on every adult.
Cover charge - n. Service charge per head in a restaurant, nightclub, etc.
Depth-charge - n. Bomb exploding under water.
Discharge - —v. (-ging) 1 release (a prisoner); allow (a patient, jury) to leave. 2 dismiss from office or employment. 3 fire (a gun etc.). 4 throw; eject. 5 emit, pour out (pus etc.). 6 (foll. By into) (of a river etc.) Flow into (esp. The sea). 7 a carry out (a duty or obligation). B relieve oneself of (a debt etc.). C relieve (a bankrupt) of residual liability. 8 law cancel (an order of court). 9 release an electrical charge from. 10 a relieve (a ship etc.) Of cargo. B unload (cargo). —n. 1 discharging or being discharged. 2 certificate of release, dismissal, etc. 3 matter discharged; pus etc. 4 release of an electric charge, esp. With a spark.
Overcharge - v. (-ging) 1 charge too high a price to (a person). 2 put too much charge into (a battery, gun, etc.). 3 put excessive detail into (a description, picture, etc.).
Recharge - —v. (-ging) charge (a battery etc.) Again or be recharged. —n. Recharging or being recharged. rechargeable adj.
Service charge - n. Additional charge for service in a restaurant etc.
Supercharge - v. (-ging) 1 (usu. Foll. By with) charge (the atmosphere etc.) With energy, emotion, etc. 2 use a supercharger on.
Supercharger - n. Device supplying air or fuel to an internal-combustion engine at above atmospheric pressure to increase efficiency.
Surcharge - —n. Additional charge or payment. —v. (-ging) exact a surcharge from. [french: related to *sur-1]
Trickle charger - n. Electrical charger for batteries that works at a steady slow rate.
Turbocharger - n. Supercharger driven by a turbine powered by the engine's exhaust gases.
Undercharge - v. (-ging) 1 charge too little to (a person). 2 give too little charge to (a gun, electric battery, etc.).
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