ferry

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A ferry is a boat that carries people, cars, and cargo back and forth across a body of water. The Staten Island Ferry ferries commuters from Manhattan to Staten Island every ten minutes during rush hour.

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To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

Noun
transport by boat or aircraft

Noun
a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule

Verb
travel by ferry

Verb
transport by ferry

Verb
transport from one place to another

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v. t.
To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

v. i.
To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.

v. t.
A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.

v. t.
A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.

v. t.
A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.


Ferry

Fer"ry , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ferried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ferrying.] [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.] To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

Ferry

Fer"ry, v. i. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
They ferry over this Lethean sound Both to and fro.

Ferry

Fer"ry, n.; pl. Ferries . [OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. f'84rja, Dan. f'91rge, G. f'84hre. See Ferry, v. t.] 1. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
It can pass the ferry backward into light.
To row me o'er the ferry.
2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry. 3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls. Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay. -- Ferry railway. See under Railway.

To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.

A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.

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Usage Examples

I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he's up there with Bryan Ferry.

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