[syn: barge, thrust ahead, push forward]
2. transport by barge on a body of water;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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
5. A large omnibus used for excursions. [Local, U.S.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on
canals) [syn: barge, flatboat, hoy, lighter]
v 1: push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room" [syn:
barge, thrust ahead, push forward]
2: transport by barge on a body of water
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
84 Moby Thesaurus words for "barge":
amble, boat, bowl along, bundle, bus, cart, clump, coach, drag,
dray, ferry, float, flounce, foot, footslog, halt, haul,
hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, jog, jolt, jump, lighter, limp,
lumber, lunge, lurch, mince, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer,
plod, prance, rack, raft, roll, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle,
scuttle, shamble, ship, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, sled,
sledge, slink, slither, slog, slouch, stagger, stalk, stamp, stomp,
straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger,
swing, tittup, toddle, totter, traipse, trip, truck, trudge, van,
waddle, wagon, wamble, wheelbarrow, wiggle, wobble