Definitions for Ferry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Ferry.
a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
transport by boat or aircraft
transport from one place to another
transport by ferry
travel by ferry
To convey back and forth regularly between two points in a vehicle; as, part of her day was spent ferrying the kids to and from school.
A ship used to transport people, smaller vehicles and goods from one port to another, usually on a regular schedule.
A place where passengers are transported across water in such a ship.
The legal right or franchise that entitles a corporate body or an individual to operate such a service.
To carry; transport; convey.
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.
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.
To pass over water in a boat.
Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
By this time was the worthy Guyon brought
Unto the other side of that wide strand,
Where she was rowing, and for passage sought:
Him needed not long call, she soon to hand
Her ferry brought. Fairy Queen, b. ii. cant. 6.
There went a ferryboat to carry over the king’s houshold. 2 Sa. xix. 18.
Bring them with imagin’d speed
Unto the Traject, to the common ferry
Which trades to Venice. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.
I went down to the river Brent in the ordinary ferry. Addis.
To carry over in a boat.
Etymology: faran, to pass, Saxon; fahr, German, a passage. Stephen Skinner imagines that this whole family of words may be deduced from the Latin veho.
Cymocles heard and saw,
He loudly call’d to such as were aboard,
The little bark unto the shore to draw,
And him to ferry over that deep ford. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
To pass over water in a vessel of carriage.
Thence hurried back to fire,
They ferry over this Lethæan sound
Both to and fro, their sorrow to augment. John Milton, Par. Lost.
A ferry is a ship, watercraft or amphibious vehicle used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo, across a body of water. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi. Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands, allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels. Ship connections of much larger distances (such as over long distances in water bodies like the Mediterranean Sea) may also be called ferry services, and many carry vehicles.
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
a vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry
a franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls
Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]
A ferry is a boat or ship used to carry primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi. Ferries form a part of the public transport systems of many waterside cities and islands, allowing direct transit between points at a capital cost much lower than bridges or tunnels. However, ship connections of much larger distances may also be called ferry services, especially if they carry vehicles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fer′i, v.t. to carry or convey over a water in a boat:—pr.p. ferr′ying; pa.p. ferr′ied.—n. a place where one is carried by boat across a water: the right of conveying passengers: the ferry-boat.—ns. Ferr′iage, provision for ferrying: the fare paid for such; Ferr′y-boat; Ferr′y-man. [A.S. ferian, to convey, faran, to go; Ger. fähre, a ferry—fahren, to go, to carry.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A passage across a river or branch of the sea by boat.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A water conveyance made use of to cross a river, or branch of the sea.
A type of vehicle and form of transport.
The ferry is always on time and a very efficient form of transport.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Ferry' in Nouns Frequency: #2393
The numerical value of Ferry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Ferry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
A simple thing a lot of people don't think about is a boat ride... on the Staten Island Ferry, staten Island Ferry runs every 30 minutes practically 24 hours a day and Staten Island Ferry's free of charge.
We are incredibly proud to host the finest women's professional golfers in the world at Trump Ferry Point, Trump Ferry Point, a big thank you to the City of New York and to the Parks Department for their support and approval.
We come from a country in war to another war here in Patras, every day I try to get on the ferry and it's dangerous hiding under the trucks, I could die any minute.
It’s taken a lot of logistical doing to figure out the ferries themselves, mine is for July 22 and then the next ferry leaves in three weeks. So if I don’t make that one, I’ve got to wait three weeks.
We will no longer be complicit in government policy of booking bleeding, vomiting women on interminable ferry journeys, putting their health at serious risk.
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- bac, raiCatalan, Valencian
- ferri, transbordador, ferrySpanish
- praam, parvlaevEstonian
- کشتی گذارهPersian
- autolautta, lauttaFinnish
- bac, ferryFrench
- fearWestern Frisian
- aiseagScottish Gaelic
- kapal, feriIndonesian
- フェリー, 渡し船, 渡船Japanese
- сал қайықKazakh
- ទូកចម្លង, កប៉ាល់ចម្លងKhmer
- 페리, 나룻배, 수송선Korean
- FährLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- waka whakawhitiMāori
- гаталга онгоцMongolian
- ferge, ferjeNorwegian
- veerboot, veerpont, veerDutch
- ferjeNorwegian Nynorsk
- tsin naaʼeeł diné bee nágéhéʼNavajo, Navaho
- skela, скела, трајект, trajektSerbo-Croatian
- киштии гузора, паромTajik
- araba vapuruTurkish
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