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EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English barge, borrowed from Old French barge (boat), from Late Latin barca, from Latin baris, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris, Egyptian boat), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (baare, small boat), from Egyptian bꜣjr (transport ship, type of fish),

    
   
 

Doublet of bark and barque.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

barge (plural barges)

  1. A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.
  2. A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions.
  3. A large flat-bottomed coastal trading vessel having a large spritsail and jib-headed topsail, a fore staysail and a very small mizen, and having leeboards instead of a keel.
  4. One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
  5. The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table.
  6. (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  7. (US, dialectal, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for barge in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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HyponymsEdit

Hyponyms of barge (noun)

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TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

barge (third-person singular simple present barges, present participle barging, simple past and past participle barged)

  1. To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
  2. (transitive) To push someone.
    • 2011 February 1, Mandeep Sanghera, “Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa”, in BBC[1]:
      The home side were professionally going about their business and were denied a spot-kick when Dunne clumsily barged Nani off the ball.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /baʁʒ/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

Variant of barje, Apocopic form of barjot, from jobard.

AdjectiveEdit

barge (plural barges)

  1. (slang, verlan) nuts, bananas (crazy)

Etymology 2Edit

From Old French barge, from Vulgar Latin *barga, variant of Late Latin barca, itself possibly from a form *barica, from Latin baris, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris), itself probably of Egyptian origin. Doublet of barque

NounEdit

barge f (plural barges)

  1. barge (boat)

Etymology 3Edit

Possibly from a Vulgar Latin *bardea, of Gaulish origin.

NounEdit

barge f (plural barges)

  1. godwit

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Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old French barge, from Late Latin barca, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (baare), from Egyptian bꜣjr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbardʒ(ə)/, /ˈbaːrdʒ(ə)/

NounEdit

barge (plural barges)

  1. A medium ship or boat, especially one protecting a larger ship.
  2. A barge, especially one used for official or ceremonial purposes.

DescendantsEdit

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Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈparːke/

VerbEdit

barge

  1. inflection of bargat:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *barga, variant of Late Latin barca, itself possibly from a form *barica, from Latin baris, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris), itself probably of Egyptian origin.

NounEdit

barge f (oblique plural barges, nominative singular barge, nominative plural barges)

  1. boat

DescendantsEdit