barge

noun
\ ˈbärj How to pronounce barge (audio) \

Definition of barge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: 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

barge

verb
barged; barging

Definition of barge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for barge

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of barge in a Sentence

Verb He came rushing down the stairs, barging into the crowd of people at the bottom. She barged through the door without even knocking.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Kong’s journey, on a colossal barge tugged by an aircraft carrier and supported by a whole fleet, exists only as a pretext for the first fight scene between the ape and the reptile. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Godzilla vs. Kong,” Reviewed: A Monster Mush of Two Venerable Franchises," 2 Apr. 2021 But the Moffitt Mansion move in 1962 was a huge event, as the elegant home was chainsawed in two 85-ton pieces, pulled by truck to the water and placed on a barge that crossed the Bay to Belvedere. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "From a school to a casino, a brief history of epic building moves in S.F.," 22 Feb. 2021 If the test is successful, it will be loaded on a barge and shipped to Kennedy Space Center in Florida for assembly with the other parts of the rocket. Lee Roop | Lroop@al.com, al, "NASA plans key test of SLS engines Saturday in Mississippi," 12 Jan. 2021 At Glover Park Grill, pasta means housemade cavatelli and sweet lump crab in a barge, er, bowl strewn with toasted breadcrumbs, lemon zest and parsley. Washington Post, "Glover Park Grill woos its neighborhood with all-American cooking," 12 Mar. 2021 Solar and hydro power will turn the wheel, powering rakes and conveyor belts that will deposit the trash into a dumpster barge. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore’s fourth trash wheel to be installed at mouth of the Gwynns Falls next month," 11 Mar. 2021 This glorious Regency stucco folly is on its own little island, reached by a bridge with 41 bedrooms, restaurants and bars plus a floating spa on a barge. Sarah Turner, Forbes, "New Hotels On The Thames Offer London Style With River Serenity," 28 Feb. 2021 But just before the FBI barge in and put Maggie in cuffs, Maggie and Abigail have an impossible moment: Both wordlessly perform the cult’s elaborate secret handshake. Alison Willmore, Vulture, "The 101 Greatest Endings in Movies History," 22 Feb. 2021 Bought for $1,000 at auction, the 1,000-ton Ohio Building was dragged on skids to a barge and on Aug. 16, 1916 was shipped 23 miles to San Carlos. Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, "From a school to a casino, a brief history of epic building moves in S.F.," 22 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In an august, London-like city, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is conveniently standing on high, on the outstretched arm of a rooftop statue, when a psychopathic gunman and his henchmen barge into a museum and hold schoolchildren hostage. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” Reviewed: A Super-Slog of a Superhero Superspectacle," 18 Mar. 2021 Nine body cameras are rolling as the officers use a battering ram to break open her door and barge into her home, guns drawn. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Chicago lawyers attempted to block release of video showing police handcuffing innocent, naked woman," 16 Dec. 2020 The young Wests barge in while their mom tries to film makeup tutorials, and Kim’s patience runs thin. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, "How COVID-19 Dethroned the Kardashians," 17 Nov. 2020 Up to that point, police officers could and did literally barge into a private residence and arrest a couple for sharing an intimate moment. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Commentary: LGBTQ people are terrified for our future but committed to fighting injustice," 29 Oct. 2020 Once complete, the core stage will make its way by the Pegasus barge to Kennedy Space Center where it will be assembled with the boosters and Orion capsule as well as the Interim Cryogenic Upper Stage. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, "Booster test lights up desert as SLS progress continues for NASA Artemis missions," 3 Sep. 2020 The sudden demand seemed to catch Zoom off guard initially, leaving its service vulnerable to hackers and mischief makers who exploited security weaknesses to barge into or snoop on meetings. Michael Liedtke, chicagotribune.com, "You know who’s had a good pandemic quarantine? Zoom.," 1 Sep. 2020 The sudden demand seemed to catch Zoom off guard initially, leaving its service vulnerable to hackers and mischief makers who exploited security weaknesses to barge into or snoop on meetings. CBS News, "Zoom's earnings soar nearly 3300% in second quarter," 1 Sep. 2020 Ford reached a harrowing conclusion: the whole thing was a set-up, an excuse for the police to barge into the Black Panthers’ office and start shooting. oregonlive, "Long before ‘Defund Police’ movement, Portland’s Black Panthers sought ‘community control’ of police, pursued radical ballot initiative," 25 June 2020

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First Known Use of barge

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1649, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for barge

Noun

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

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The first known use of barge was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

12 Apr 2021

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“Barge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barge. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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More Definitions for barge

barge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of barge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

barge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of barge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

barge

noun
\ ˈbärj How to pronounce barge (audio) \

Kids Definition of barge

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

barge

verb
barged; barging

Kids Definition of barge (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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