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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. barge

    A boat of a long, slight, and spacious construction, generally carvel-built, double-banked, for the use of admirals and captains of ships of war.--Barge, in boat attacks, is next in strength to the launch. It is likewise a vessel or boat of state, furnished and equipped in the most sumptuous style;--and of this sort we may naturally suppose to have been the famous barge or galley of Cleopatra, which, according to the beautiful description of Shakspeare-- "Like a burnished throne Burnt on the water: the poop was beaten gold, Purple her sails; and so perfumed, that The winds were love-sick with them; the oars were silver. Which to the tune of flutes kept time, and made The water which they beat to follow faster As amorous of their strokes." The barges of the lord-mayor, civic companies, &c., and the coal-barges of the Thames are varieties. Also, an early man-of-war, of about 100 tons. Also, an east-country vessel of peculiar construction. Also, a flat-bottomed vessel of burden, used on rivers for conveying goods from one place to another, and loading and unloading ships: it has various names, as a Ware barge, a west-country barge, a sand barge, a row-barge, a Severn trough, a light horseman, &c. They are usually fitted with a large sprit-sail to a mast, which, working upon a hinge, is easily struck for passing under bridges. Also, the bread-barge or tray or basket, for containing biscuit at meals.

Anagrams for barge »

  1. Aberg, rebag

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  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

Examples of barge in a Sentence

  1. Ignacio Harrouch:

    We're trying to create one whole system, the barge is just one piece of the protection.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The females are like the emails in a male’s online account, their tendency to barge in his life increases as the currency note bulges in his bank account.

  3. Paul Huter:

    I think SpaceX has the capability and the know-how to land on the floating barge, but there are a lot of variables that need to be taken into consideration, which make it a difficult task.

  4. Nevyn Nah:

    It also appears Western supplies are tightening, as is reflected in the fuel oil barge swaps, and the run cuts in Europe further denting supply will serve to limit the availability of replacement barrels.

  5. Coast Guard:

    An estimated 25,000 barrels of gasoline blend stock were loaded on each barge. An unknown amount of product has been released from the damaged barge, air monitoring is being conducted along the shoreline from Sylvan Beach to Kemah.

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