noun, plural fer·ries.
verb (used with object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
verb (used without object), fer·ried, fer·ry·ing.
Origin of ferry
Related formsun·fer·ried, adjective
Examples 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