from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Charles Prince of Wales. Born 1948. The eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the British throne. He was invested as Prince of Wales in 1969.
- Charles, Jacques Alexandre César 1746-1823. French physicist and inventor who formulated Charles's law (1787) and was the first to use hydrogen in balloons (1783).
- Charles, Ray 1930-2004. American musician and composer whose songs, such as "Don't Change on Me,” were rooted in gospel music, blues, and jazz.
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- proper n. A male given name.
- proper n. A patronymic surname.
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- n. as Charles II he was Holy Roman Emperor and as Charles I he was king of France (823-877)
- n. King of England and Scotland and Ireland during the Restoration (1630-1685)
- n. King of France from 1560 to 1574 whose reign was dominated by his mother Catherine de Medicis (1550-1574)
- n. King of France who began his reign with most of northern France under English control; after the intervention of Jeanne d'Arc the French were able to defeat the English and end the Hundred Years' War (1403-1461)
- n. the eldest son of Elizabeth II and heir to the English throne (born in 1948)
- n. a river in eastern Massachusetts that empties into Boston Harbor and that separates Cambridge from Boston
- n. French physicist and author of Charles's law which anticipated Gay-Lussac's law (1746-1823)
- n. son of James I who was King of England and Scotland and Ireland; was deposed and executed by Oliver Cromwell (1600-1649)
- n. king of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor; conqueror of the Lombards and Saxons (742-814)
From the French Charles, from the Old High German Karl, from the Proto-Germanic *karlaz (“person, free man”); compare the English word churl and the German Kerl. (Wiktionary)