Charge or charged may refer to:

  • Charge (basketball), illegal contact by pushing or moving into another player's torso
  • Charge (fanfare), a six-note trumpet or bugle piece denoting the call to rush forward
  • Charge (heraldry), any object depicted on a shield
  • Charge (pen spinning), a pen-spinning trick
  • Charge (warfare), a maneuver where soldiers rush towards the enemy to engage in close combat
  • Charge (youth), an underage person placed under the supervision of a nobleman
  • Chargé d'affaires, two classes of diplomatic agents
  • Criminal charge, a formal accusation made before a court by a prosecuting authority
  • Charge (bugle call), a bugle call which signals to execute a charge

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Famous quotes containing the word charge:

    America does to me what I knew it would do: it just bumps me.... The people charge at you like trucks coming down on you—no awareness. But one tries to dodge aside in time. Bump! bump! go the trucks. And that is human contact.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    The sick man is taken away by the institution that takes charge not of the individual, but of his illness, an isolated object transformed or eliminated by technicians devoted to the defense of health the way others are attached to the defense of law and order or tidiness.
    Michel de Certeau (1925–1986)

    I do the wrong, and first begin to brawl.
    The secret mischiefs that I set abroach
    I lay unto the grievous charge of others.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)