noun, plural fer·ries.
verb (used with object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
- ferruginous duck,
- ferry bridge,
Origin of ferry
Examples from the Web for ferried
She had ferried more than McConville to secret graves, and the burden of what she had done took its toll.Sinn Fein Boss Gerry Adams Wanted This Murder Bust|Ed Moloney|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike other students, however, he was ferried to the train station in a chauffeur-driven Range Rover.Prince William Races Home From Cambridge To Be By Kate's Side on Her Birthday|Tom Sykes|January 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That protective security bubble that has kept watch over you night and day and ferried you from city to city will be punctured.What It Feels Like to Lose a Presidential Election|David Freedlander|November 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Howard Junior was tended by an army of servants and ferried to and from school in a limousine.
The Gandaki, over which we were ferried, is a large stream rising in Nepaul, and as broad as the Gograh.A Journey to Katmandu|Laurence Oliphant
Before nightfall one of his brigades was ferried across and deployed in front of the exultant enemy.A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln|John G. Nicolay
For about a year and a half passengers and goods were ferried across the Calumpit River in pontoons.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Was it indeed a Fate that came by night to the island softly across the sea, ferried by the ignorant hands of men?A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
The steamer that ferried us over ran as steadily as a clock and everybody felt as fine as a fiddle.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
noun plural -ries
- such a service
- (in combination)a ferryman
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
Word Origin for ferry
early 15c., "a passage over a river," from Old Norse ferju- "passage across water," ultimately from the same Germanic root as ferry (v.). The modern noun (1580s) is a shortening of ferry boat (mid-15c.).
Old English ferian "to carry, convey, bring, transport," from Proto-Germanic *farjanan (cf. Old Frisian feria "carry, transport," Old Norse ferja "to pass over, to ferry," Gothic farjan "travel by boat"), from PIE *per- "going, passage." Related to fare (v.). Related: Ferried; ferries; ferrying.