Ferry is defined as to cross or carry people or things across a body of water by boat.(verb)
An example of ferry is using a boat to carry people from San Francisco to Oakland across the bay.
The definition of a ferry is a boat that carries people, cars and other things across a body of water.(noun)
An example of a ferry is a boat that carries people in their cars from an island to a mainland.
See ferry in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME ferien < OE ferian, to carry, convey, esp. by water, caus. of faran, to go: see fare
noun pl. ferries
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verb fer·ried, fer·ry·ing, fer·ries verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English ferien
Origin: , from Old English ferian; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
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