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charge British & World English

Demand (an amount) as a price for a service rendered or goods supplied

charge English Thesaurus

he didn't charge much for her flat

chargé d'affaires British & World English

An ambassador’s deputy

in charge British & World English

In control or with overall responsibility

take charge British & World English

Assume control or responsibility

charge-cap British & World English

(Of a government) subject (a local authority) to an upper limit on the charges it may levy on the public for services

charge card British & World English

A credit card for use with an account which must be paid in full when a statement is issued

access charge British & World English

A charge made for the use of computer or local telephone-network facilities

baton charge British & World English

A headlong rush made by police officers with drawn truncheons, typically used in riot control to force crowds to disperse

charge nurse British & World English

A nurse in charge of a ward in a hospital

charge sheet British & World English

A record made in a police station of the charges against a person

cover charge British & World English

A flat fee paid for admission to a restaurant, bar, club, etc.

depth charge British & World English

An explosive charge designed to be dropped from a ship or aircraft and to explode under water at a preset depth, used for attacking submarines

fixed charge British & World English

A liability to a creditor which relates to specific assets of a company

point charge British & World English

An electric charge regarded as concentrated in a mathematical point, without spatial extent

prior charge British & World English

A class of stock or capital on which claims for payment take precedence over the claims of ordinary stock or capital

shaped charge British & World English

An explosive charge with a cavity which causes the blast to be concentrated into a small area

space charge British & World English

A collection of particles with a net electric charge occupying a region, either in free space or in a device

carrying charge British & World English

An expense or effective cost arising from unproductive assets such as stored goods or unoccupied premises

charge account British & World English

An account to which goods and services may be charged on credit

charge carrier British & World English

A particle which carries an electric charge

charge density British & World English

The electric charge per unit area of a surface, or per unit volume of a field or body

floating charge British & World English

A liability to a creditor which relates to the company’s assets as a whole and may become fixed in particular circumstances (such as liquidation)

handling charge British & World English

A sum payable for the processing of an order or transaction

lay a charge British & World English

Make an accusation

reverse-charge British & World English

Denoting a telephone call paid for by the recipient

satchel charge British & World English

An explosive on a board fitted with a rope or wire loop for carrying and attaching

service charge British & World English

An extra charge made for serving customers in a restaurant

shoulder charge British & World English

A charge made leading with the shoulder

specific charge British & World English

The ratio of the charge of an ion or subatomic particle to its mass

free of charge British & World English

Without any payment due

charge conjugation British & World English

Replacement of a particle by its antiparticle

community charge British & World English

(In the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in 1993 by the council tax

congestion charge British & World English

A charge made to drive into an area, typically a city centre, that suffers heavy traffic

destination charge British & World English

A fee added to the price of a new car to cover the cost of shipping the vehicle from the manufacturer to the dealer

curate-in-charge British & World English

Another term for priest-in-charge.

priest-in-charge British & World English

(In the Anglican Church) an ordained minister who has charge of a parish but has not been formally appointed as its incumbent


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