(n.) Thirty-six pigs of lead, each pig weighing about seventy pounds; -- called also charre.
(n.) Weight; import; value.
(v. i.) To make an onset or rush; as, to charge with fixed bayonets.
(v. i.) To demand a price; as, to charge high for goods.
(v. i.) To debit on an account; as, to charge for purchases.
(v. i.) To squat on its belly and be still; -- a command given by a sportsman to a dog.
(v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
(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.
(v. t.) To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
(v. t.) To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
(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.
(v. t.) To impute or ascribe; to lay to one's 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.
(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.
(v. t.) To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
(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.
(v. t.) To call to account; to challenge.
(v. t.) To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
(v. t.) A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
(v. t.) A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
(v. t.) Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
(v. t.) Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
(v. t.) Harm.
(v. t.) An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
(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.
(v. t.) An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
(v. t.) Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes, lines, etc.; costs; expense incurred; -- usually in the plural.
(v. t.) The price demanded for a thing or service.
(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.
(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
(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.
(v. t.) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
(superl.) Large in bulk, or composed of large parts or particles; of inferior quality or appearance; not fine in material or close in texture; gross; thick; rough; -- opposed to fine; as, coarse sand; coarse thread; coarse cloth; coarse bread.
(n.) A framework of wood or metal placed over the coffin or tomb of a deceased person, and covered with a pall; also, a temporary canopy bearing wax lights and set up in a church, under which the coffin was placed during the funeral ceremonies.
(n.) A grave, coffin, tomb, or sepulchral monument.
(n.) A bier or handbarrow for conveying the dead to the grave.
(n.) A carriage specially adapted or used for conveying the dead to the grave.