noun, plural fer·ries.
verb (used with object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
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Origin of ferry
OTHER WORDS FROM ferryun·fer·ried, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for ferry
The ferries run every half-hour to the Russian mainland, but they take only a few dozen cars on each trip.
I don't mean yachts or ferries, but proper working ships: cargo and container and bulk and gas and oil, the ones we no longer see.How Does All Your Stuff Get to You? Inside the Shipping Industry|Rose George|August 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But a new service that ferries passengers from Boston to Cape Cod has been a success – without huge government subsidies.CapeFlyer Train From Boston to Cape Cod Is Overnight Success|Kelsey Meany|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One evening, 29-year-old Mahmoud explained to me that he ferries money, not guns, to the Syrian people.Are Foreign Jihadists Gaining Influence Inside the Syrian Rebel Forces?|Anna Therese Day|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
From here the fisherman ferries her over the broad Rhone, and we accompany her over the Camargue, down to the sea.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
It is the sandy valley and the made ground down by the ferries—up to Montgomery Street, in fact—that get the worst of it.
A number of the refugees were marching towards the ferries, although a curtain of smoke bounded the lower end of Market Street.
Electric tramways and omnibuses serve all parts of the city, and numerous ferries ply across the river.
We have all of us our ferries (to cross over) in this world, and must know the river and its ways, or get drowned some day.
British Dictionary definitions for ferry
noun plural -ries
- such a service
- (in combination)a ferryman