ferry
I. verb (ferried; ferrying) Etymology: Middle English ferien, from Old English ferian to carry, convey; akin to Old English faran to go — more at fare Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to carry by boat over a body of water b. to cross by a ferry 2. a. to convey (as by aircraft or motor vehicle) from one place to another ; transport b. to fly (an airplane) from the factory or other shipping point to a designated delivery point or from one base to another intransitive verb to cross water in a boat II. noun (plural ferries) Date: 15th century 1. a place where persons or things are carried across a body of water (as a river) in a boat 2. ferryboat 3. a franchise or right to operate a ferry service across a body of water 4. an organized service and route for flying airplanes especially across a sea or continent for delivery to the user

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  • Ferry — 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. [1913 Webster] It can… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ferry — fer‧ry [ˈferi] noun ferries PLURALFORM [countable] TRAVEL TRANSPORT a ship that carries people, vehicles, or goods across a narrow part of a sea: • Faster ferries will improve service timings. • Work has already started on a new 14 acre …   Financial and business terms

  • ferry — [fer′ē] vt. ferried, ferrying [ME ferien < OE ferian, to carry, convey, esp. by water, caus. of faran, to go: see FARE] 1. to take (people, cars, etc.) across a river or narrow body of water in a boat, raft, etc. 2. to cross (a river, etc.) on …   English World dictionary

  • Ferry — Fer ry, v. i. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry. [1913 Webster] They ferry over this Lethean sound Both to and fro. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ferry — Fer ry (f[e^]r r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ferried} ( r[i^]d); 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}.] 1. To carry or transport over a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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