Barge Definition

bärj
barged, barges, barging
noun
barges
A large boat, usually flat-bottomed, for carrying heavy freight on rivers, canals, etc.
Webster's New World
A large pleasure boat, esp. one used for state ceremonies, pageants, etc.
Webster's New World
A boat reserved for the use of a flag officer.
Webster's New World
Any clumsy boat.
Webster's New World
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.
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verb
barged, barges, barging
To carry by barge.
Webster's New World
To move slowly and clumsily.
Webster's New World
To come or go (in or into) in a rude, abrupt, or clumsy way.
Webster's New World
To collide heavily or clumsily; run (into)
Webster's New World
To intrude or interrupt, especially rudely.
Barged into the meeting.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
push forwardthrust ahead
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Other Word Forms of Barge

Noun

Singular:
barge
Plural:
barges

Origin of Barge

  • From Old French barge (“boat”), from Vulgar Latin barca, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris, “Egyptian boat”), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (bāre, “small boat”), from Egyptian *bēre.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin barca boat bark3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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