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.
Navy. 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.
New England (chiefly Older Use) . 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.
barge in, to intrude, especially rudely:
I hated to barge in without an invitation.
Also, barge in on. to force oneself upon, especially rudely; interfere in:
to barge into a conversation.
to bump into; collide with:
He started to run away and barged into a passer-by.
a vessel, usually flat-bottomed and with or without its own power, used for transporting freight, esp on canals
a vessel, often decorated, used in pageants, for state occasions, etc
(navy) a boat allocated to a flag officer, used esp for ceremonial occasions and often carried on board his flagship
(jocular, derogatory) any vessel, esp an old or clumsy one
(Austral, informal) a heavy or cumbersome surfboard
(informal) (intransitive) foll by into. to bump (into)
(transitive) (informal) to push (someone or one’s way) violently
(intransitive; foll by into or in) (informal) to interrupt rudely or clumsily: to barge into a conversation
(transitive) (sailing) to bear down on (another boat or boats) at the start of a race
(transitive) to transport by barge
(intransitive) (informal) to move slowly or clumsily
c.1300, “small seagoing vessel with sails,” from Old French barge, Old Provençal barca, from Medieval Latin barga, perhaps from Celtic, or perhaps from Latin *barica, from Greek baris “Egyptian boat,” from Coptic bari “small boat.” Meaning “flat-bottomed freight boat” dates from late 15c.
“to journey by barge,” 1590s, from barge (n.). The form barge into and the sense “crash heavily into,” in reference to the rough handling of barges, dates from 1830s, American English. Related: Barged; barging.
a seaport in SE Italy, on the Adriatic. a department in SE Italy. 7442 sq. mi. (19,275 sq. km). Capital: Bari. Contemporary Examples “This is a war of sacrifice, not of green dollars,” says Bari Khan, a Taliban commander in Ghazni province. Afghanistan: Mixed Reviews for Obama’s Visit Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 1, 2012 […]
- Bari delle puglie
Italian name of Bari.
a branch of medicine that deals with the control and treatment of obesity and allied diseases. Contemporary Examples The bariatric approach was shown effective in two New England Journal of Medicine articles earlier this year (here and here). Why New Diet Drugs, Belviq and Qsymia, Are Just in Time Kent Sepkowitz July 18, 2012 So […]
bariah fugitive, one of Shemaiah’s five sons. Their father is counted along with them in 1 Chr. 3:22.