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barge

noun \ ˈbärj \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of barge

: any of various boats: such as
a : a roomy usually flat-bottomed boat used chiefly for the transport of goods on inland waterways and usually propelled by towing
b : a large motorboat supplied to the flag officer of a flagship
c : a roomy pleasure boat; especially : a boat of state elegantly furnished and decorated

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Origin and Etymology of barge

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin barca

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barge

verb

Definition of barge

barged; barging
transitive verb
: to carry by barge
intransitive verb
1 : to move ponderously or clumsily
2 : to thrust oneself heedlessly or unceremoniously
  • barged into the meeting

Examples of barge in a Sentence

  1. He came rushing down the stairs, barging into the crowd of people at the bottom.

  2. She barged through the door without even knocking.

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First Known Use of barge

1649



BARGE Defined for English Language Learners

barge

noun

Definition of barge for English Language Learners

  • : a large boat that has a flat bottom and that is used to carry goods in harbors and on rivers and canals


barge

verb

Definition of barge for English Language Learners

  • : to move or push in a fast, awkward, and often rude way


BARGE Defined for Kids

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barge

noun \ ˈbärj \

Definition of barge for Students

: a broad boat with a flat bottom used chiefly in harbors and on rivers and canals

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barge

verb

Definition of barge for Students

barged; barging
: to move or push in a fast and often rude way
  • He barged through the crowd.


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