barge

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See also: Barge and bärge

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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 Demotic br, from Egyptian bꜣjr (transport ship, type of fish),

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Doublet of bark, barque and baris.

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Noun[edit]

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, dialect, 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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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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Verb[edit]

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.
    • 1951, J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Little, Brown and Company, OCLC 287628, page 209:
      I mean I couldn't sit there on that desk for the rest of my life, and besides, I was afraid my parents might barge in on me all of a sudden and I wanted to at least say hello to her before they did.
    • 2012, Andrew Martin, Underground Overground: A passenger's history of the Tube, Profile Books, →ISBN, page 52:
      In making this extension, the Metropolitan also built a connection from Farringdon Street towards an overground railway that had just barged its way into the City from Kent. This railway was the London, Chatham & Dover.
  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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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Variant of barje, clipping of barjot, verlan form of jobard.

Adjective[edit]

barge (plural barges)

  1. (verlan) nuts, bananas (crazy)

Etymology 2[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

barge f (plural barges)

  1. barge (boat)

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

barge f (plural barges)

  1. godwit

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: barge
  • Scots: bairge (possibly)

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Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈparːke/

Verb[edit]

barge

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

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. boat

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