charge n


  1. Excitement; thrill; stir of energy within.
  2. Dependant; ward; person who relies on another for support.
  3. Rush; swift advance; [fig.] attack; assault; onslaught.

charge [-d] v

OFr < L. carricare, to load < carr-us, car, wagon.

  1. Confront; oppose; face; struggle against; move swiftly to deal with.
  2. Call; commission; dispatch; send on an errand.
  3. Accuse; complain about; make an accusation against.
  4. Bid; command; direct; enjoin; order; request earnestly.