Noun Definition


1.Definition: (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense

"He was arrested on a charge of larceny"

Related Noun(s):complaint

Category: General

2.Definition: (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

Related Noun(s):cathexis

Category: General

3.Definition: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

"The judge's charge to the jury"

Related Noun(s):commission, direction

Category: General

4.Definition: a person committed to your care

"The teacher led her charges across the street"

Category: People

5.Definition: a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time

"This cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

Related Noun(s):burster

Category: Objects

6.Definition: a special assignment that is given to a person or group

"A confidential mission to London", "His charge was deliver a message"

Related Noun(s):commission, mission

Category: General

7.Definition: an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence

"The newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

Related Noun(s):accusation

Category: General

8.Definition: an impetuous rush toward someone or something

"The wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary", "The battle began with a cavalry charge"

Category: General

9.Definition: attention and management implying responsibility for safety

Related Noun(s):care, guardianship, tutelage

Category: General

10.Definition: financial liabilities (such as a tax)

"The charges against the estate"

Category: General

11.Definition: heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

Related Noun(s):bearing

Category: Objects

12.Definition: request for payment of a debt

"They submitted their charges at the end of each month"

Category: General

13.Definition: the price charged for some article or service

"The admission charge"

Category: General

14.Definition: 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"

Category: General

15.Definition: the swift release of a store of affective force

Related Noun(s):bang, boot, flush, kick, rush, thrill

Category: Feelings