Ferry definitions

fĕr'ē
A system for carrying people, cars, or goods across a river, etc. by boat.
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A boat used for this.
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The place where a ferry docks on either shore.
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The legal right to transport by ferry for a fee.
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The delivery of airplanes to their destination by flying them.
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To cross a river, etc. by ferry.
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To take (people, cars, etc.) across a river or narrow body of water in a boat, raft, etc.
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To cross (a river, etc.) on a ferry.
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To deliver (airplanes) by flying to the destination.
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To transport by airplane.
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A franchise or legal right to operate a ferrying service for a fee.
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A service and route for delivering an aircraft under its own power to its eventual user.
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To transport (people, vehicles, or goods) by boat across a body of water.
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The definition of a ferry is a boat that carries people, cars and other things across a body of water.

An example of a ferry is a boat that carries people in their cars from an island to a mainland.

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Ferry is defined as to cross or carry people or things across a body of water by boat.

An example of ferry is using a boat to carry people from San Francisco to Oakland across the bay.

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A ship used to transport people, smaller vehicles and goods from one port to another, usually on a regular schedule.
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The legal right or franchise that entitles a corporate body or an individual to operate such a service.
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To cross (a body of water) by a ferry.
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A place where passengers are transported across water in such a ship.
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To deliver (a vehicle, especially an aircraft) under its own power to its eventual user.
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To transport (people or goods) by vehicle, especially by aircraft.
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To cross a body of water on or as if on a ferry.
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A ferryboat.
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A place where passengers or goods are transported across a body of water, such as a river or bay, by a ferryboat.
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To move someone or something from one place to another, usually repeatedly.

Being a good waiter takes more than the ability to ferry plates of food around a restaurant.

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To carry or transport over a contracted body of water, as a river or strait, in a boat or other floating conveyance plying between opposite shores.
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(intransitive) To pass over water in a boat or by ferry.
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Origin of ferry

From Middle English ferien (“to carry, convey, convey in a boat”), from Old English ferian (“to carry, convey, bear, bring, lead, conduct, betake oneself to, be versed in, depart, go”), from Proto-Germanic *farjaną (“to make or let go, transfer, ferry”), from Proto-Indo-European *per- (“to bring or carry over, transfer, pass through”). Cognate with German dialectal feren, fähren (“to row, sail”), Danish færge (“to ferry”), Swedish färja (“to ferry”), Icelandic ferja (“to ferry”). Related to fare.