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
Words nearby ferry
Example sentences from the Web for ferries
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
It was the duty of the court to order and direct the boats and hands in use at the ferries.Some Notes on Shipbuilding and Shipping in Colonial Virginia|Cerinda W. Evans
Danish enterprise overcomes the difficulties of transport through a kingdom of islands by these ferries.Denmark|M. Pearson Thomson
Then the raft comes of itself to where the man is standing, and ferries him over.Myths and Legends of British North America|Katharine Berry Judson
All morning long, ferries, trolleys, trains were jammed with the race-mad throng.Garrison's Finish|W. B. M. Ferguson
He was very democratic in his taste, and loved to mingle with the crowds on the ferries and omnibuses.Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.|William H. Elson
British Dictionary definitions for ferries
noun plural -ries
- such a service
- (in combination)a ferryman