Meaning of BARGE in English


/bahrj/ , n. , v. , barged, barging .


1. a capacious, flat-bottomed vessel, usually intended to be pushed or towed, for transporting freight or passengers; lighter.

2. a vessel of state used in pageants: elegantly decorated barges on the Grand Canal in Venice.

3. Navy. a boat reserved for a flag officer.

4. a boat that is heavier and wider than a shell, often used in racing as a training boat.

5. New England. Chiefly Older Use. a large, horse-drawn coach or, sometimes, a bus.


6. to move clumsily; bump into things; collide: to barge through a crowd.

7. to move in the slow, heavy manner of a barge.


8. to carry or transport by barge: Coal and ore had been barged down the Ohio to the Mississippi.

9. barge in , to intrude, esp. rudely: I hated to barge in without an invitation.

10. barge into ,

a. Also, barge in on . to force oneself upon, esp. rudely; interfere in: to barge into a conversation.

b. to bump into; collide with: He started to run away and barged into a passer-by.

[ 1250-1300; ME barica; see BARK 3 ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .