Two barges on a river.
- The definition of a barge is a large boat whose underside is flat that is used for hauling goods on waterways and in harbors.
A flatboat is an example of a barge.
- To barge is defined as to push ahead in a clumsy or abrupt way.
To rush through a door without knocking is an example of barge.
- a large boat, usually flat-bottomed, for carrying heavy freight on rivers, canals, etc.
- a large pleasure boat, esp. one used for state ceremonies, pageants, etc.
- a boat reserved for the use of a flag officer
- Slang any clumsy boat
Origin of bargeMiddle English and amp; Old French ; from Medieval Latin barga ; from Late Latin barca ; from an unverified form barica ; from Classical Greek baris, Egyptian boat ; from Coptic bar?, small boat
- to move slowly and clumsily
- to come or go (in or into) in a rude, abrupt, or clumsy way
- to collide heavily or clumsily; run (into)
- a. A long, large, usually flatbottom boat for transporting freight that is generally unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft.b. A large, open pleasure boat used for parties, pageants, or formal ceremonies.
- A powerboat reserved for the use of an admiral.
verbbarged, barg·ing, barg·es
- To move about clumsily.
- To intrude or interrupt, especially rudely: barged into the meeting.
Origin of bargeMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin barca, boat; see bark3.
- A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo
- A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions
- 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
- One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
- The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table
- (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
- (US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
(third-person singular simple present barges, present participle barging, simple past and past participle barged)
- Aberg, rebag
barge - Investment & Finance Definition
A ship that is used to carry heavy and space-intensive products in rivers, lakes, or other waterways. For example, inland river barges that carry oil products typically hold 25,000 barrels; ocean-going barges range in size up to 120,000 barrels.