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BARGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does barge mean? 

BARGE (noun)
  The noun BARGE has 1 sense:

1. a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

  Familiarity information: BARGE used as a noun is very rare.


BARGE (verb)
  The verb BARGE has 2 senses:

1. push one's way
2. transport by barge on a body of water

  Familiarity information: BARGE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARGE (noun)


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Meaning:

A flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

barge; flatboat; hoy; lighter

Hypernyms ("barge" is a kind of...):

boat (a small vessel for travel on water)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "barge"):

dredger (a barge (or a vessel resembling a barge) that is used for dredging)

houseboat (a barge that is designed and equipped for use as a dwelling)

pontoon ((nautical) a floating structure (as a flat-bottomed boat) that serves as a dock or to support a bridge)

scow (a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold)

Norfolk wherry; wherry (sailing barge used especially in East Anglia)


BARGE (verb)


Sense 1barge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Push one's way

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

barge; push forward; thrust ahead

Context example:

she barged into the meeting room

Hypernyms (to "barge" is one way to...):

belt along; bucket along; cannonball along; hasten; hie; hotfoot; pelt along; race; rush; rush along; speed (step on it)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s PP

Also:

barge in (break into a conversation)


Sense 2barge [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transport by barge on a body of water

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "barge" is one way to...):

send; ship; transport (transport commercially)

Domain category:

navigation; pilotage; piloting (the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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