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Below you will find the definition of barge, followed by 44 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
EXAMPLES - Barge in a Sentence
- They're all gone this year, as are the barge boards. (source)
- Or call a barge to meet us 1,000 miles out of Cape Town. (source)
- A barge is a kind of animal boat castle fruit vegetable 40 (source)
- The barge was the only vessel of levium that existed in England. (source)
- The barge was a magnificent gilded Bucentaur, presented to the late (source)
- However, there is no evidence the barge is the source of the leak, he said. (source)
- The barge was a sleek wooden craft with a needle prow and furled black sail-fins. (source)
- Aerodynamic add-ons, such as barge boards, turning vanes and winglets, are banned. (source)
- The keel is a strange kind of barge which is only seen on three of our northern rivers. (source)
- Our barge was the best to ever ascended this river, and manned with twenty stout oars-men. (source)
- It also is called the barge canal, as there are several abandoned barges along its upper end. (source)
- She says life on the barge is a struggle, but that this is the only way that she can make ends meet. (source)
- Our barge was the first pleasing object we saw, about two hundred yards from the spot where she sunk. (source)
- - Sosuke (shouting to father whose barge is passing by his house): "I'm taking care of everyone, Dad!" (source)
- The two turbines will be suspended from a barge, which is cable held in the tail water of an existing dam. (source)
- The barge was the size of a football field, with a giant art deco cotton boll rising over the sparkling set. (source)
- The barge is a crucial piece of infrastructure for the new site nine miles from the flood-prone community of 350. (source)
- The beverage barge is crafted out of foam noodles, readily available everywhere from chain stores to pool supply specialists. (source)
- The Bolivar Junk Yard, I presume, is the same area called the barge graveyard, which is located near the Bolivar Ferry Landing. (source)
- As D&D creator Gary Gygax's flaming funeral barge heads across the Styx, we of the highwater clan must accept that times have changed. (source)
- As the barge is being lifted out of the water, pumps will remove any water inside the barge, which is expected to contain oil and diesel. (source)
- Several urgent letters have decided her to make the tedious and not altogether safe journey down the river on a barge, which is to start from (source)
- Raised by an artist mother on a converted barge on San Francisco Bay, she was anti-Iraq invasion and pro-Democrat, during the Dubya ascendancy. (source)
- Then he called the barge-master to him, and gave some order in a low voice; and then, accompanied by the priest, went out rapidly from the hall. (source)
- One end of the barge was a simple shell, whereas the other had a broad deck on which stood a small wooden shack complete with iron chimney stack. (source)
- On June 9, 10 and 11, BP transferred 115,000 captured barrels of oil from the Enterprise to a barge, which is discharging the oil at a facility in (source)
- He has spent the last few hours signing autographs and giving tours of the Owlship, shipped here on a barge five months after filming wrapped in Vancouver. (source)
- The corps recognizes there aren't enough resources to fight the onslaught of crude and calls the barge plan a novel mix of local ingenuity and available equipment. (source)
- Another aerodynamic change sees the removal of additional devices such as barge boards, turning vanes and winglets, which contributed a significant amount of downforce. (source)
- The Coast Guard cutter Liberty and a Coast Guard helicopter are scene -- just got word of that -- as well as a tug and barge, which is on scene with a capacity of 200 people. (source)
- The BMW does look good compared to it's predecessor; BMW have issued a photograph of this year's car lined up next to last season's barge board, deflector adorned monstrosity. (source)
- Twice each year, at the solstices, two hundred and twenty-four microscopically exact slabs are placed aboard a ceremonial barge, which is then allowed to drift out upon the ocean. (source)
- My speculations were speedily set at rest, however, for as soon as we had dined, there came rumbling up the street, shaking its sides like a corpulent giant, a kind of barge on wheels. (source)
- With horror, he realized that the garbage on the barge was a lot older and more rotten than he'd thought -- mounds and mounds of rotting let - tuce, tomatoes, carrots, meat, rags, and worse. (source)
- New England the word barge frequently means a vehicle, usually covered, with seats down the side, used for picnic parties or the conveyance of passengers to or from piers or railway stations. (source)
- When the barge is filled to capacity (about 1,200 tons), it returns to the firm's tank farm, on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, where the meltwater is stored for bottling, brewing, and making vodka. (source)
- The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actress and her boyfriend Rupert Friend have been using the barge, which is moored on a canal in London's East End, every weekend and have rented it up until the summer. (source)
- The positive story we wanted to project internationally from the barge was the successful undertaking by the UN and the International Organization for Migration to help return the displaced to their homelands. (source)
- The barge was the last of a string of four that were describing a wide curve in the midst of a reach of silvery river full of glittering patches of pale, pea-green lavender, hemmed in on either side by frail blue roots of poplars. (source)
- The 2009 cars will have fewer ugly appendages, such as barge boards and air extractor chimneys - partly to reduce drag and partly because team principals want better advertising space - but the real key is management of the turbulent wake that each car generates. (source)
- I was given a flyer at the Joco malecon yesterday and according to someone whom I asked about it, the price has dropped considerably to ride the the barge from the Joco malecon to San Juan Cosala, or that is the destination according to my inexcusably bad Spanish. (source)
- But there is still a brief period left during which the canal population may be seen in its original primitive existence, devoted to the barge, which is the only home known to six or seven thousand families, and traversing the water roads of their country in unceasing and endless progression. (source)
- Our barge was the first to pass through the water-gate, out from which we had come so gallantly so short a time before, and thence went onward across the basin to the very pier that we had started from with such high hopes to gather the forces for the rebellion that had come to so sorry an end. (source)
- The famous description in Antony and Cleopatra of Cleopatra on her royal barge is taken almost verbatim from a translation of Plutarch's life of Mark Antony: "on either side of her, pretty, fair boys apparelled as painters do set forth the god Cupid, with little fans in their hands, with which they fanned wind upon her" becomes "on each side her/Stood pretty dimpled boys, like smiling Cupids,/With divers-colour'd fans, whose wind did seem/To glow the delicate cheeks which they did cool." (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 44 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "barge" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for barge.
ark, canal boat, dory, flatboat, freight ship, lighter, raft, scow
We have 0 antonyms for barge.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of barge from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A long, large, usually flatbottom boat for transporting freight that is generally unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft.
- (noun) A large, open pleasure boat used for parties, pageants, or formal ceremonies.
- (noun) A powerboat reserved for the use of an admiral.
- (verb-transitive) To carry by barge.
- (verb-intransitive) To move about clumsily.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo
- (noun) A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions
- (noun) 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
- (noun) One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
- (noun) The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.
- (noun) A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods.
- (noun) A large boat used by flag officers.
- (noun) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
- (noun) A large omnibus used for excursions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A sailing vessel of any sort.
- (noun) A flat-bottomed vessel of burden used in loading and unloading ships, and, on rivers and canals, for conveying goods from one place to another.
- (noun) A long, double-banked boat, spacious and of elegant construction, for the use of flag-officers of ships of war.
- (noun) A practice-boat used by crews in training for a race. It is commonly a long, narrow, lap-streak boat, somewhat wider and stronger than a shell, and thus better fitted for rough water.
- (noun) A boat for passengers or freight, two-decked, but without sails or power, and in service towed by a steam-boat or tug: used for pleasure-excursions and for the transportation of hay and other bulky merchandise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
- (verb) transport by barge on a body of water
- (verb) push one's way