barge: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bärj), [key]
— n., v., barged, barg•ing.
- a capacious, flat-bottomed vessel, usually intended to be pushed or towed, for transporting freight or passengers; lighter.
- a vessel of state used in pageants: elegantly decorated barges on the Grand Canal in Venice.
- a boat reserved for a flag officer.
- a boat that is heavier and wider than a shell, often used in racing as a training boat.
- a large, horse-drawn coach or, sometimes, a bus.
- to move clumsily; bump into things; collide: to barge through a crowd.
- to move in the slow, heavy manner of a barge.
- to carry or transport by barge: Coal and ore had been barged down the Ohio to the Mississippi.
- to intrude, esp. rudely: I hated to barge in without an invitation.
- to barge into a conversation.
- Also,barge in on.to force oneself upon, esp. rudely; interfere in:to barge into a conversation.
- to bump into; collide with:He started to run away and barged into a passer-by.
- barge (Thesaurus)