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 But Warren had an advantage: The Rex, converted from a windjammer to a barge, couldn’t move under its own power. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 The barge apparently carried emitters duplicating radios, radars and other electronics. David Axe, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 The Sun later said the blaze was started by a worker using an acetylene torch to repair an oil barge in the yard of the Chesapeake Marine Railway Co. at Philpot and Point streets. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 24 Apr. 2021 This can propel the barge at 6 mph, or push it to a top speed of 8 mph. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 2 Apr. 2021 Every river barge taken out of the supply chain would add about 70 tractor-trailers to roadways, Goldsby estimated. NBC News, 13 May 2021 The 212-foot-long, 188,000-pound piece of hardware is headed to KSC via NASA’s Pegasus barge, and already sighted off Port Canaveral on Tuesday. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Apr. 2021 The search for a missing barge worker who fell into the Mississippi River near Causeway Boulevard was called off Wednesday. Katelyn Umholtz, NOLA.com, 27 Jan. 2021 Fox said the team explored taking a barge tour on the River Walk but never found an appropriate time. Greg Luca, ExpressNews.com, 29 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb It is thought to be the remains of the final person missing after a boat and barge collided near the Greenwood boat docks, south of the Caesars Southern Indiana casino, last Saturday. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 25 Apr. 2021 Officials have identified a third victim from a boat and barge crash this month that left four injured and three dead. Ayana Archie, The Courier-Journal, 26 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 1 Sep. 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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11 Jun 2021

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“Barge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barge. Accessed 14 Jun. 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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