- (greekmyth) one of a race of monsters having a head, trunk, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse.
- (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune.
- a skillfull horseman or horsewoman.
- (Rocketry) a U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
- Someone or something entrusted to one's care, i.e. a child to a babysitter.
- A load or burden.
verb (charg, ing)
- 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 261a.
- : we'll nail the sophist to it, if we can get him on that ;
- The amount of money levy, levied for a service.
- An instruction.
- An impetuous attack.
- An electric charge.
- (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
- A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
- (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon
- To place a burden upon.
- To assign a duty to.
- I'm charging you with cleaning up the kitchen.
- To formally accuse of a crime.
- I'm charging you with grand theft auto.
- To assign a debit to an account.
- Let's charge this to marketing.
- To pay using a credit card.
- Can I charge this with my corporate card?
- To cause to take on an electric charge.
- Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
- To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat, on horseback or both.
- (military) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
- (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
- (cricket) (of a batsman) To take a few steps doen the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or to get into a better position to hit the ball.
- To ready a firearm for use
- Charge your weapons, we're moving up