[noun] (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny" Synonyms:complaint
[noun] the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
[noun] an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving" Synonyms:accusation
[noun] request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month" Synonyms:billing
[noun] a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"
[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" Synonyms:electric
[noun] financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"
[noun] a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"
[noun] attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard" Synonyms:care, tutelage, guardianship
[noun] a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" Synonyms:mission, commission
[noun] a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" Synonyms:commission, direction
[noun] a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains" Synonyms:burster, bursting explosive
[noun] 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" Synonyms:bang, boot, rush, flush, thrill, kick
[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" Synonyms:cathexis