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English noun: barge

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


Synonymsflatboat, hoy, lighter


Broader (hypernym)boat


Narrower (hyponym)dredger, houseboat, Norfolk wherry, pontoon, scow, wherry


English verb: barge

1. barge (motion) push one's way


SamplesShe barged into the meeting room.


Synonymspush forward, thrust ahead


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


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

2. barge (motion) transport by barge on a body of water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)send, ship, transport


Domain categorynavigation, pilotage, piloting









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