Definition Of charge


a device or bearing placed on a shield or crest.

The swan is found in heraldry as a charge , a crest, supporters, and as a badge.

a headlong rush forward, typically one made by attacking soldiers in battle.

a cavalry charge

a price asked for goods or services.

an admission charge


a quantity of explosive to be detonated in order to fire a gun or similar weapon.

smaller charges, fired on three minute fuses lit by hand

a quantity of explosive to be detonated, typically in order to fire a gun or similar weapon.

In addition, if things get really bad, an emergency button under a safety cover will fire explosive charges , which blow out the windscreen to provide an emergency exit.

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Example Of charge

  • a cavalry charge

  • A perceived threat is challenged with a headlong charge and a fierce bite, and I was obviously seen as a threat.

  • Acidic lipids enhance the adsorption of positive ions due to their negative charge .

  • admission charge

  • After spending ten years in Belmarsh prison without charge or trial, the home office has agreed to an extradition request from France.

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