Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
A carte that
chargedwas with hay.
chargingof children’s memories with rules.
To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly;
chargea jury; to
chargethe clergy of a diocese; to
Moses . . .
chargedyou to love the Lord your God.
Josh. xxii. 5.
chargethee, fling away ambition.
To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
When land shall be
chargedby any lien.
To fix or demand as a price;
chargestwo dollars a barrel for apples
To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit,
as, to. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account;
chargeone with goods
chargea sum to one
To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's charge.
No more accuse thy pen, but
On native sloth and negligence of time.
On native sloth and negligence of time.
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
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;
chargea gun; to
chargean electrical machine, etc.
Their battering cannon
chargedto the mouths.
To ornament with or cause to bear;
chargean architectural member with a molding
To assume as a bearing;
as, he; to add to or represent on;
chargesthree roses or
chargeshis shield with three roses or
To call to account; to challenge.
chargeme to an answer.
To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
Syn. – To intrust; command; exhort; instruct; accuse; impeach; arraign. See
To make an onset or rush;
chargewith fixed bayonets
Like your heroes of antiquity, he
Chargefor the guns!” he said.
To demand a price;
chargehigh for goods
To debit on an account;
To squat on its belly and be still; – a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
☞ The people of a parish or church are called the charge of the clergyman who is set over them.
Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
'Tis a great
chargeto come under one body's hand.
Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
The king gave
2. Sam. xviii. 5.
An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation;
chargeof a judge to a jury; the
chargeof a bishop to his clergy
An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
chargeof confounding very different classes of phenomena.
Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; – usually in the plural.
The price demanded for a thing or service.
An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction;
chargein an account book
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
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.
Never, in any other war afore, gave the Romans a hotter
chargeupon the enemies.
chargeof the light brigade.
A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack;
as, to bring a weapon to the.
A sort of plaster or ointment.
A bearing. See
Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; – called also
Weight; import; value.
Many suchlike “as's” of great
Syn. – Care; custody; trust; management; office; expense; cost; price; assault; attack; onset; injunction; command; order; mandate; instruction; accusation; indictment.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To rush on; to fall on; to attack, especially with fixed bayonets; as, an army charges the enemy.
2.To load, as a musket or cannon; to thrust in powder, or powder and ball or shot.
3.To lead or burden; to throw on or impose that which oppresses; as, to charge the stomach with indigestible food; or to lay on, or to fill, without oppressing; as, to charge the memory with rules and precepts; to charge the mid with facts.
4.To set or lay on; to impose, as a tax; as, the land is charged with a quit rent; a rent is charge on the land.
5.To lay on or impose, as a task.
The gospel chargeth us with piety towards God.
6.To put or lay on; as, to charge a building with ornaments, often implying superfluity.
7.To lay on, as a duty; followed by with.
The commander charged the officer with the execution of the project. See Gen. 40:4
8.To entrust to; as, an officer is charged with dispatches.
9.To set to, as a dept; to place on the debit side of an account; as, to charge a man with the price of goods sold to him.
10.To load or lay on in words, something wrong, reproachful or criminal; to impute to; as, to charge a man with theft.
11.To lay on in words; to impute to; followed by on before the person; as, to charge a crime on the offender; to charge evil consequences on the doctrines of the stoics.
12.To lay on, give or communicate, as an order, command or earnest request; to enjoin; to exhort.
In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Job 1.
13.To lay on, give or communicate, as an order, command or earnest request; to enjoin; to exhort.Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded. 1 Tim. 4.
In this sense, when the command is given in the name of God, or with an oath, the phrase amounts to an adjuration.
To adjure; to bind by an oath. 1 Sam. 14:28.
14.To give directions to; to instruct authoritatively; as, the judge charged the grand jury to inquire respecting breaches of the peace.
15.To communicate electrical matter to, as to a coated vial, or an electrical battery.
1.That which is laid on or in; in a general sense, any load or burden. It is the same word radically as cargo.
2.The quantity of powder, or of powder and ball or shot, used to load a musket, cannon or other like instrument.
3.An onset; a rushing on an enemy; attack; especially by moving troops with fixed bayonets. But it is used for an onset of cavalry as well as of infantry.
4.An order, injunction, mandate, command.
Moses gave Joshua a charge. Numbers 27.
The king gave charge concerning Absalom. 2 Sam. 18.
5.That which is enjoined, committed, entrusted or delivered to another, implying care, custody, oversight, or duty to be performed by the person entrusted.
I gave Hanani charge over Jerusalem. Neh. 7.
Hence the word includes any trust or commission; an office, duty, employment. It is followed by of or over; more generally by of. Hence,
6.The person or thing committed to anothers custody, care or management; a trust. Thus the people of a parish are called the ministers charge.
The starry guardian drove his charge away to some fresh pasture.
7.Instructions given by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to his clergy. The word may be used as synonymous with command, direction, exhortation or injunction, but always implies solemnity.
8.Imputation in a bad sense; accusation.
Lay not this sin to their charge. Acts 7.
9.That which constitutes debt, in commercial transactions; an entry of money or the price of goods, on the debit side of an account.
10.Cost; expense; as, the charges of the war are to be borne by the nation.
11.Imposition on land or estate; rent, tax, or whatever constitutes a burden or duty.
12.In military affairs, a signal to attack; as, to sound the charge.
13.The posture of a weapon fitted for an attack or combat.
Their armed slaves in charge.
14.Among farriers, a preparation of the consistence of a thick decoction, or between an ointment and a plaster, used as a remedy for sprains and inflammations.
15.In heraldry, that which is borne upon the color; or the figures represented on the escutcheon, by which the bearers are distinguished from one another.
16.In electrical experiments, a quantity of electrical fluid, communicated to a coated jar, vial or pane of glass.
A charge of lead, is thirty-six pigs, each containing six stone, wanting two pounds.