Definition of Barge

1. Noun. A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals).

Exact synonyms: Flatboat, Hoy, Lighter
Generic synonyms: Boat
Specialized synonyms: Dredger, Houseboat, Pontoon, Scow, Norfolk Wherry, Wherry
Derivative terms: Lighter

2. Verb. Push one's way. "She barged into the meeting room"

3. Verb. Transport by barge on a body of water.
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Send, Ship, Transport
Derivative terms: Bargee

Definition of Barge

1. n. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.

Definition of Barge

1. Noun. A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo ¹

2. Noun. A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions ¹

3. 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 ¹

4. Noun. One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars ¹

5. Noun. The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table ¹

6. Verb. To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To push someone. ¹

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Definition of Barge

1. to move by barge (a long, large boat) [v BARGED, BARGING, BARGES]

Medical Definition of Barge

1. 1. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated. 2. A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge. 3. A large boat used by flag officers. 4. A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat. 5. A large omnibus used for excursions. Origin: OF. Barge, F. Berge, fr. LL. Barca, for barica (not found), prob. Fr. L. Baris an Egyptian rowboat, fr. Gr, prob. Fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf. Bark a vessel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barge

bargain rate
bargaining chip
bargaining power
bargaining powers
bargaining unit
barge (current term)
barge board
barge in
barge master
barge masters
barge pole
barge poles
barged in

Literary usage of Barge

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Pursuant to that usage the wheat in question was stowed in bulk on board the barge de scribed in the libel, and the barge, with two others of like character ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"The tow-boat detached from the fleet the barge Ironsides No. ... After loading this corn the boat crossed the river with the barge and took on «ora which ..."

3. The Law Reports by James Redfoord Bulwer (1872)
"Poor-rate — Occupation — Floating barge, Kate- ability of. The corporation of Oxford nre the owner» of the soil of the bed of the river Isis, ..."

4. The New Larned History for Ready Reference, Reading and Research: The Actual by Josephus Nelson Larned, Augustus Hunt Shearer (1922)
"Other notable structures with the barge canal are: (i) The le dams. These dams, unique in this ,-, retain the waters of the Mohawk river ok like immense ..."

5. Theatrical Management in the West and South for Thirty Years by Solomon Smith (1868)
"I went early to bed, but could not sleep, in consequence of a violent creaking of the barge alongside. It was a kind of mournful creak, and it disturbed me ..."

6. Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to by James Henry Breasted (1906)
"... enacted by the priests as the procession of the king and the god moves toward Abydos. hHe leaves the barge, to return in procession to the temple. ..."

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