What does Barge mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter(verb)

    a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

  2. barge, thrust ahead, push forward(verb)

    push one's way

    "she barged into the meeting room"

  3. barge(verb)

    transport by barge on a body of water


  1. barge(Noun)

    A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo

  2. barge(Noun)

    A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions

  3. barge(Noun)

    A large flat-bottomed coastal trading vessel having a large spritsail and jib-headed topsail, a fore staysail and a very small mizen, and having leeboards instead of a keel

  4. barge(Noun)

    One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars

  5. barge(Noun)

    The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table

  6. barge(Verb)

    To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.

  7. barge(Verb)

    To push someone.

  8. Origin: From barge 'boat', from barica, from βάρις 'Egyptian boat', from ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ 'small boat', from bēre.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Barge(noun)

    a pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated

  2. Barge(noun)

    a large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge

  3. Barge(noun)

    a large boat used by flag officers

  4. Barge(noun)

    a double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat

  5. Barge(noun)

    a large omnibus used for excursions


  1. Barge

    A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. Some barges are not self-propelled and need to be towed or pushed by towboats. Canal barges, towed by draft animals on an adjacent towpath, contended with the railway in the early industrial revolution, but were outcompeted in the carriage of high-value items due to the higher speed, falling costs, and route flexibility of rail.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Barge

    bärj, n. flat-bottomed freight boat, with or without sails, used on rivers and canals: the second boat of a man-of-war: a large pleasure or state boat.—ns. Bar′gee, a bargeman; Barge′man, The manager of a barge; Barge′-mas′ter, the proprietor of a barge. [O. Fr. barge—Low L. barga. Prob. a doublet of Bark, a barge.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. barge

    A flat-bed, shallow-draft vessel with no superstructure that is used for the transport of cargo and ships

Anagrams for Barge »

  1. Aberg, rebag


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barge in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Barge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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