What does Ferry mean?

Definitions for Ferry
ˈfɛr iFer·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ferry, ferryboat(noun)

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

  2. ferry, ferrying(verb)

    transport by boat or aircraft

  3. ferry(verb)

    transport from one place to another

  4. ferry(verb)

    transport by ferry

  5. ferry(verb)

    travel by ferry

GCIDE

  1. Ferry(v. t.)

    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.

    Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

Wiktionary

  1. ferry(Noun)

    A ship used to transport people, smaller vehicles and goods from one port to another, usually on a regular schedule.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  2. ferry(Noun)

    A place where passengers are transported across water in such a ship.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  3. ferry(Noun)

    The legal right or franchise that entitles a corporate body or an individual to operate such a service.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  4. ferry(Verb)

    To carry; transport; convey.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  5. ferry(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  6. ferry(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: From ferien, from ferian, from farjanan, from per-. Cognate with dialectal feren, fähren, færge, färja, ferja. Related to fare.

  7. ferry(Verb)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ferry(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

  2. Ferry(verb)

    to pass over water in a boat or by a ferry

    Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

  3. Ferry(verb)

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

    Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

  4. Ferry(verb)

    a vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry

    Etymology: [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]

  5. Ferry(verb)

    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.]

Freebase

  1. Ferry

    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

  1. Ferry

    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

  1. ferry

    A passage across a river or branch of the sea by boat.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ferry

    A water conveyance made use of to cross a river, or branch of the sea.

Editors Contribution

  1. ferry

    A type of vehicle and form of transport.

    The ferry is always on time and a very efficient form of transport.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Ferry' in Nouns Frequency: #2393

Anagrams for Ferry »

  1. fryer, refry

  2. Refry

How to pronounce Ferry?

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How to say Ferry in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ferry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ferry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Ferry in a Sentence

  1. Ann Furedi:

    We will no longer be complicit in government policy of booking bleeding, vomiting women on interminable ferry journeys, putting their health at serious risk.

  2. Leonidas Constantinidis:

    Where I was I did not hear any siren, any alarm. Nothing seemed to work, the fire sprinklers, the fire extinguishers, nothing was working, they let the ferry go up in flames with all the people still onboard.

  3. Chris Christie:

    When she got off that ferry, she was walking down the street and she was wrapped in a blanket and soaking wet -- anybody who had been in lower Manhattan, they were hosed off by firehoses. They were covered with dust, that's' the first sight of my wife after having left her that morning. I just grabbed her, hugged her, got her in the car and got her home.

  4. Emma Campbell:

    I was told I would have to take a ferry, take the pill in the clinic in the morning, then take the other pill and then get the ferry home, what is happening to women in Northern Ireland is inhumane.

  5. Ann Furedi:

    We can no longer stand back and watch this shameful political gameplay with women's health at a time of national crisis, 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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