What does barge mean?

barge meaning in General Dictionary

an enjoyment watercraft a vessel or boat of condition elegantly furnished and embellished

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  • transport by barge on a body of water
  • push a person's way
  • a flatbottom boat for carrying hefty lots (especially on canals)
  • A pleasure boat; a vessel or motorboat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.
  • a sizable, roomy ship for conveyance of passengers or items; since, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.
  • a big watercraft employed by flag officers.
  • A double-decked traveler or cargo vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  • a big omnibus employed for trips.

barge meaning in Law Dictionary

motorboat that is flat. It moves canals and rivers. It really is uncovered and that can be pushed or towed.

barge meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "small seagoing vessel with sails," from Old French barge, Old Successful

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  • "to journey by barge," 1590s, from barge (letter.). The proper execution barge into and sense "crash heavily into," in mention of the rough control of barges, dates from 1830s, American English. Relevant: Barged; barging.

barge meaning in Sports Dictionary

a phrase always explain the entire process of operating, intentionally or otherwise, another competitor off the track while racing. (recreation: Rallycross)

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  • The process of operating another competitor off the track while racing - whether deliberately or inadvertently. (sport: NASCAR)

barge meaning in Business Dictionary

Flat bottom, reasonable draft, primarily inland cargo vessel for canals and rivers. Basic barges have uncovered (available) tops and tend to be either forced or towed.

barge - German to English


barge - French to English

black-tailed godwit

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  • bar-tailed godwit

barge meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A pleasure ship; a vessel or ship of condition, elegantly furnished and decorated.

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  • (n.) A sizable, roomy watercraft the conveyance of guests or goods; since, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.
  • (letter.) A large boat used by banner officials.
  • (n.) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  • (n.) A large omnibus used for trips.

Sentence Examples with the word barge

It lifted for a moment, and the captain, seeing he was heading for the western pier, went full speed astern, then ahead with the starboard engine, and with a barge in front of him drove into the canal.

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