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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barge  \Barge\,  n.  [OF.  barge,  F.  berge,  fr  LL  barca,  for 
  barica  (not  found),  prob.  fr  L.  baris  an  Egyptian  rowboat, 
  fr  Gr  ?,  prob.  fr  Egyptian:  cf  Coptic  bari  a  boat.  Cf 
  {Bark}  a  vessel.] 
  1.  A  pleasure  boat;  a  vessel  or  boat  of  state,  elegantly 
  furnished  and  decorated. 
 
  2.  A  large  roomy  boat  for  the  conveyance  of  passengers  or 
  goods;  as  a  ship's  barge;  a  charcoal  barge. 
 
  3.  A  large  boat  used  by  flag  officers. 
 
  4.  A  double-decked  passenger  or  freight  vessel,  towed  by  a 
  steamboat.  [U.S.] 
 
  5.  A  large  omnibus  used  for  excursions.  [Local,  U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barge 
  n  :  a  boat  with  a  flat  bottom  for  carrying  heavy  loads 
  (especially  on  canals)  [syn:  {flatboat},  {hoy},  {lighter}] 
  v  1:  push  one's  way  "she  barged  into  the  meeting  room"  [syn:  {thrust 
  ahead},  {push  forward}] 
  2:  transport  by  barge  on  a  body  of  water 




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