Definitions for: Ferry


[n] transport by boat or aircraft
[n] a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
[v] travel by ferry
[v] transport by ferry
[v] transport from one place to another



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.
--Milton.


Fer"ry, n.; pl. Ferries. [OE. feri; akin to Icel.
ferja, Sw. f["a]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f["a]hre. 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. --Milton.

To row me o'er the ferry. --Campbell.

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.

Synonyms: ferryboat, ferrying

See Also: boat, bring, car-ferry, convey, go, locomote, move, shipping, take, transport, transport, transportation, travel

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