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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barge, flatboat, hoy, lighterverb

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

  2. barge, thrust ahead, push forwardverb

    push one's way

    "she barged into the meeting room"

  3. bargeverb

    transport by barge on a body of water


  1. bargenoun

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

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

  2. bargenoun

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

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

  3. bargenoun

    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

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

  4. bargenoun

    One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars

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

  5. bargenoun

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

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

  6. bargeverb

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

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

  7. bargeverb

    To push someone.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bargenoun

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

  2. Bargenoun

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

  3. Bargenoun

    a large boat used by flag officers

  4. Bargenoun

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

  5. Bargenoun

    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.

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  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. 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.

  2. Ingrid Bengis:

    The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you "come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.

  3. MG:

    You're the most uninvited ever, Yet you force and barge in. You come with such a despise, Which bring forth sadness and torments which we cannot suffice. You leave the scars that couldn't be healed And memories that cannot be faded. Yet you come!! I curse you that you wouldn't see the bleak light of happiness for all eternity!! And be haunted by darkest demons of fraternity.

  4. Nevyn Nah:

    We are poised for some tightening of supplies in the East and that's why we're seeing some recent strength across the near-term time spreads, 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. Ignacio Harrouch:

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

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    candy and other sweets considered collectively
    • A. temptation
    • B. equity
    • C. confectionery
    • D. witness

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