Charge may refer to any of the following:
1. To charge an electronic device is to add power to the device's battery, allowing it to store the energy it needs to carry out its functions. Charging can be done using a cable, like an AC adapter or USB cable, or through wireless means, like a Qi pad.
When a device such as a smartphone or laptop computer is charging, it is usually indicated by a lightning bolt symbol appearing on or near the battery level icon. When a device without a screen is charging, it may be indicated by a blinking LED light near the charging port.
2. When buying goods or services, you can charge the purchase to a credit or debit card as a method of payment. The charge to a debit card will remove money from your bank account and transfer it to the merchant's account. The charge to a credit card will add to the amount you are required to pay to the credit card company, to reimburse them for borrowing their money.