Ship vs Barge - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between ship and barge

is that ship is a water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat or ship can be (fandom) a fictional romantic relationship between two persons, either real or themselves fictional while barge is a large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.

As verbs the difference between ship and barge

is that ship is to send by water-borne transport or ship can be (fandom) to be a fan of or promote a certain while barge is to intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.

ship

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) ship, schip, from (etyl) scip, from (etyl) . (cognates) Cognate with (etyl) skip, (etyl) schip, (etyl) Schiff, (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* shippe (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.
  • (chiefly, in combination) A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.
  • (archaic, nautical, formal) A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts.
  • A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.
  • (Tyndale)
    Usage notes
    * The singular form (term) is sometimes used without any , producing such sentences as "In all, we spent three weeks aboard ship." and "Abandon ship!". (Similar patterns may be seen with many place nouns, such as (camp), (home), (work), and (school), but the details vary between them.) * Ships are traditionally regarded as feminine and the pronouns (her) and (she) are normally used instead of (it).
    Hyponyms
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    Derived terms
    * abandon ship * airship * battleship * cargo ship * coffin ship * cruise ship * escort ship * fireship * Her Majesty's Ship, His Majesty's Ship * jump ship * merchant ship * midship, midships * mother ship * sailing ship * ship ahoy! * shipboard * ship-breaker * shipbuilder * shipbuilding * ship canal * ship chandler * ship fever * shipload * shipmate * shipmaster * shipowner * ship's company * shipshape * ships that pass in the night * ship-to-shore * shipwise * shipwreck * shipwright * shipyard * sinking ship * sister ship * slave ship * spaceship * starship * tall ship * tight ship * transport ship * warship

    Verb

    (shipp)
  • (label) To send by water-borne transport.
  • * (Richard Knolles) (1545-1610)
  • The timber wasshipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-06-14, volume=411, issue=8891, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= It's a gas , passage=One of the hidden glories of Victorian engineering is proper drains. Isolating a city’s effluent and shipping it away in underground sewers has probably saved more lives than any medical procedure except vaccination.}}
  • (label) To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).
  • (label) To engage to serve on board a vessel.
  • * 1851 , (Herman Melville), (Moby-Dick) ,
  • With finger pointed and eye levelled at the Pequod, the beggar-like stranger stood a moment, as if in a troubled reverie; then starting a little, turned and said:—“Ye’ve shipped , have ye? Names down on the papers? Well, well, what’s signed, is signed; and what’s to be, will be;
  • (label) To embark on a ship.
  • To put in its place.
  • (label) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.
  • (label) To pass (from one person to another).
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 18, author=Ben Dirs, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Rugby World Cup 2011: England 41-10 Georgia , passage=And when scrum-half Ben Youngs, who had a poor game, was burgled by opposite number Irakli Abuseridze and the ball shipped down the line to Irakli Machkhaneli, it looked like Georgia had scored a try of their own, but the winger's foot was in touch.}}
  • To go all in.
  • (label) To trade or send a player to another team.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 1, author=Tom Fordyce, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , passage=England were shipping penalties at an alarming rate - five in the first 15 minutes alone - and with Wilkinson missing three long-distance pots of his own in the first 20 minutes, the alarm bells began to ring for Martin Johnson's men.}}
    Derived terms
    * shipment * shippage (rare)

    Etymology 2

    From (relationship).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (fandom) A fictional romantic relationship between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.
  • Verb

    (shipp)
  • (fandom) To write fiction that includes fictional romantic relationships between two persons, either real or themselves fictional.
  • I ship Kirk and Spock in my ''Star Trek'' fan fiction.
    See also
    * -ship

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    barge

    English

    (wikipedia barge)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Synonyms

    * lighter

    Derived terms

    * admiral's barge * bargee * barge in * dumb barge * rowbarge, row barge

    Verb

    (barg)
  • To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
  • To push someone.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=February 1 , author=Mandeep Sanghera , title=Man Utd 3 - 1 Aston Villa , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=The home side were professionally going about their business and were denied a spot-kick when Dunne clumsily barged Nani off the the ball.}}

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