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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
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Naves Topical Index

Delivered to ministers.
Minister, A Sacred Teacher

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHARGE, verb transitive

1. To rush on; to fall on; to attack, especially with fixed bayonets; as, an army charges the enemy.

2. To load, as a musket or cannon; to thrust in powder, or powder and ball or shot.

3. To lead or burden; to throw on or impose that which oppresses; as, to charge the stomach with indigestible food; or to lay on, or to fill, without oppressing; as, to charge the memory with rules and precepts; to charge the mid with facts.

4. To set or lay on; to impose, as a tax; as, the land is charged with a quit rent; a rent is charge on the land.

5. To lay on or impose, as a task.

The gospel chargeth us with piety towards God.

6. To put or lay on; as, to charge a building with ornaments, often implying superfluity.

7. To lay on, as a duty; followed by with.

The commander charged the officer with the execution of the project. See Genesis 40:4

8. To entrust to; as, an officer is charged with dispatches.

9. To set to, as a dept; to place on the debit side of an account; as, to charge a man with the price of goods sold to him.

10. To load or lay on in words, something wrong, reproachful or criminal; to impute to; as, to charge a man with theft.

11. To lay on in words; to impute to; followed by on before the person; as, to charge a crime on the offender; to charge evil consequences on the doctrines of the stoics.

12. To lay on, give or communicate, as an order, command or earnest request; to enjoin; to exhort.

In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. Job 1:22.

13. To lay on, give or communicate, as an order, command or earnest request; to enjoin; to exhort.

CHARGE them that are rich in this world, that they be not high-minded. 1 Timothy 6:17.

In this sense, when the command is given in the name of God, or with an oath, the phrase amounts to an adjuration.

To adjure; to bind by an oath. 1 Samuel 14:28.

14. To give directions to; to instruct authoritatively; as, the judge charged the grand jury to inquire respecting breaches of the peace.

15. To communicate electrical matter to, as to a coated vial, or an electrical battery.

CHARGE, verb intransitive To make an onset. Thus Glanville says, like your heroes of antiquity, he charges in iron; and we say, to charge with fixed bayonets. But in this application, the object is understood; to charge the enemy.

CHARGE, noun

1. That which is laid on or in; in a general sense, any load or burden. It is the same word radically as cargo.

2. The quantity of powder, or of powder and ball or shot, used to load a musket, cannon or other like instrument.

3. An onset; a rushing on an enemy; attack; especially by moving troops with fixed bayonets. But it is used for an onset of cavalry as well as of infantry.

4. An order, injunction, mandate, command.

Moses gave Joshua a charge Numbers 27:19.

The king gave charge concerning Absalom. 2 Samuel 18:5.

5. That which is enjoined, committed, entrusted or delivered to another, implying care, custody, oversight, or duty to be performed by the person entrusted.

I gave Hanani charge over Jerusalem. Nehemiah 7:2.

Hence the word includes any trust or commission; an office, duty, employment. It is followed by of or over; more generally by of. Hence,

6. The person or thing committed to anothers custody, care or management; a trust. Thus the people of a parish are called the ministers charge

The starry guardian drove his charge away to some fresh pasture.

7. Instructions given by a judge to a jury, or by a bishop to his clergy. The word may be used as synonymous with command, direction, exhortation or injunction, but always implies solemnity.

8. Imputation in a bad sense; accusation.

Lay not this sin to their charge Acts 7:60.

9. That which constitutes debt, in commercial transactions; an entry of money or the price of goods, on the debit side of an account.

10. Cost; expense; as, the charges of the war are to be borne by the nation.

11. Imposition on land or estate; rent, tax, or whatever constitutes a burden or duty.

12. In military affairs, a signal to attack; as, to sound the charge

13. The posture of a weapon fitted for an attack or combat.

Their armed slaves in charge

14. Among farriers, a preparation of the consistence of a thick decoction, or between an ointment and a plaster, used as a remedy for sprains and inflammations.

15. In heraldry, that which is borne upon the color; or the figures represented on the escutcheon, by which the bearers are distinguished from one another.

16. In electrical experiments, a quantity of electrical fluid, communicated to a coated jar, vial or pane of glass.

A charge of lead, is thirty-six pigs, each containing six stone, wanting two pounds.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHARGEABLE, adjective

1. That may be charged; that may be set, laid, imposed; as, a duty of forty per cent is chargeable on wine.

2. Subject to be charged; as, wine is chargeable with a duty of forty per cent.

3. Expensive; costly; as a chargeable family.

4. Laying or bringing expense.

Because we would not be chargeable to any of you. 1 Thessalonians 2:9.

5. Imputable; that may be laid or attributed as a crime, fault or debt; as a fault chargeable on a man.

6. Subject to be charged or accused; as a man chargeable with a fault, or neglect.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CHARGEABLENESS, noun Expensiveness; cost; costliness.

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CHARGEABLY, adverb Expensively; at great cost.

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CHARGED, participle passive Loaded; burdened; attacked; laid on; instructed; imputed; accused; placed to the debt; ordered; commanded.

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CHARGEFUL, adjective Expensive; costly.

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CHARGELESS, adjective Not expensive; free from expense.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

A bowl or deep dish. The silver vessels given by the heads of the tribes for the services of the tabernacle are so named (Numbers 7:13, etc.). The "charger" in which the Baptist's head was presented was a platter or flat wooden trencher (Matthew 14:8, 11; Mark 6:25, 28). The chargers of gold and silver of Ezra 1:9 were probably basins for receiving the blood of sacrifices.

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

a shallow vessel for receiving water or blood, also for presenting offerings of fine flour with oil. (Numbers 7:79) The daughter of Herodias brought the head of St. John the Baptist in a charger, (Matthew 14:8) probably a trencher or platter. [BASIN]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. In Scots law, one who charges another in a suit.

2. A large dish. Numbers 7:13.

3. A horse used for attack.