barge (plural barges)
- A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.
- A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions.
- 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.
- One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
- The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table.
- (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
- (US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
- French: chaland
- German: Lastkahn, Schleppkahn
- Italian: chiatta, maona, bettolina
- Portuguese: barcaça
- Russian: ба́ржа
- Spanish: lancha a remolque, barcaza
- Russian: ба́рка
- Italian: paniere
barge (barges, present participle barging; past and past participle barged)
- To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
- (transitive) To push someone.