Meaning of BARGE in English


I. ˈbärj noun

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

Date: 14th century

: any of various boats: 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

II. verb

( barged ; barg·ing )

Date: 1649

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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.