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barge

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noun \ˈbärj\

Definition of barge

  1. :  any of various boats: such asa :  a roomy usually flat-bottomed boat used chiefly for the transport of goods on inland waterways and usually propelled by towingb :  a large motorboat supplied to the flag officer of a flagshipc :  a roomy pleasure boat; especially :  a boat of state elegantly furnished and decorated

Origin and Etymology of barge

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


First Known Use: 13th century

Other Nautical Terms


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barge

verb

Definition of barge

barged

;

barging

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to carry by barge

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 :  to move ponderously or clumsily

  5. 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.

1649

First Known Use of barge

1649



BARGE Defined for English Language Learners

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barge

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noun \ˈbärj\

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


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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

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noun \ˈbärj\

Definition of barge for Students

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


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barge

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verb

Definition of barge for Students

barged

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barging

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



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