Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.more
You will have to pay a small admission charge.
There is a charge of $50 if you are over a week late with your payment.
There is no charge for using the library.
The organization provides a range of services free of charge.
Breakfast may be served in your room at no extra charge.
They faced charges of conspiracy and murder.
The investigation resulted in criminal charges against three police officers.
In the end we decided not to press charges.
She was accused of shoplifting but the police later dropped the charges.
He was questioned for six hours but released without charge.
Who's in charge here?
The nurse in charge explained what the treatment would be like.
Philip's in charge of our marketing department.
He was subsequently put in charge of the whole investigation.
This is the American English definition of charge. View British English definition of charge.
A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.global English and language change from our blog