[syn: charger, battery charger]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Charger \Char"ger\, n.
1. One who, or that which charges.
2. An instrument for measuring or inserting a charge.
3. A large dish. [Obs.]
Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
4. A horse for battle or parade. --Macaulay.
And furious every charger neighed. --Campbell.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: formerly a strong swift horse ridden into battle [syn:
2: a device for charging or recharging batteries [syn:
charger, battery charger]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "charger":
Houyhnhnm, brood mare, colt, courser, critter, dobbin, entire,
entire horse, equine, filly, foal, gelding, horse, mare, mount,
nag, prancer, stallion, steed, stud, studhorse, tarpan, top horse,
trooper, war-horse, wild horse
Easton's 1897 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 (Num.
7:13, etc.). The "charger" in which the Baptist's head was
presented was a platter or flat wooden trencher (Matt. 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.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CHARGER, Scotch law. He in whose favor a decree suspended is pronounced; vet
a decree may be suspended before a charge is given on it. Ersk. Pr. L. Scot.
4, 3, 7.