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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Charge v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charged p. pr. & vb. n. Charging.]
 1. To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
    A carte that charged was with hay.   --Chaucer.
    The charging of children's memories with rules.   --Locke.
 2. 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.   --Josh. xxii. 5.
    Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition.   --Shak.
 3. To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
    When land shall be charged by any lien.   --Kent.
 4. To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
 5. 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.
 6. 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.   --Dryden.
 7. 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.   --Tennyson.
 8. 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.   --Shak.
 9. To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
 10. 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.
 11. To call to account; to challenge. [Obs.]
    To charge me to an answer.   --Shak.
 12. To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
    Charged our main battle's front.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To intrust; command; exhort; instruct; accuse; impeach; arraign. See Accuse.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of a particle or body or system; having a net amount of
             positive or negative electric charge; "charged
             particles"; "a charged battery" [ant: uncharged]
      2: fraught with great emotion; "an atmosphere charged with
         excitement"; "an emotionally charged speech" [syn: supercharged]
      3: supplied with carbon dioxide [syn: aerated]
      4: capable of producing violent emotion or arousing
         controversy; "the highly charged issue of abortion"