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fer·ry

 (fĕr′ē)
v. fer·ried, fer·ry·ing, fer·ries
v.tr.
1. Nautical
a. To transport (people, vehicles, or goods) by boat across a body of water such as a river or bay.
b. To cross (a body of water) by a ferry.
2.
a. To deliver (a vehicle, especially an aircraft) under its own power to its eventual user.
b. To transport (people or goods) by vehicle, especially by aircraft.
v.intr.
1. To cross a body of water on or as if on a ferry.
2. To move laterally in a fast-moving river, as in a canoe, by keeping one's boat at an angle to the direction of flow and paddling or rowing against the current.
n. pl. fer·ries
1. Nautical
a. A ferryboat.
b. A place where passengers or goods are transported across a body of water, such as a river or bay, by a ferryboat.
2. A franchise or legal right to operate a ferrying service for a fee.
3. A service and route for delivering an aircraft under its own power to its eventual user.

[Middle English ferien, from Old English ferian; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ferry

(ˈfɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Nautical Terms) Also called: ferryboat a vessel for transporting passengers and usually vehicles across a body of water, esp as a regular service
2. (Nautical Terms)
a. such a service
b. (in combination): a ferryman.
3. (Law) a legal right to charge for transporting passengers by boat
4. (Aeronautics) the act or method of delivering aircraft by flying them to their destination
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
5. (Nautical Terms) to transport or go by ferry
6. (Aeronautics) to deliver (an aircraft) by flying it to its destination
7. (tr) to convey (passengers, goods, etc): the guests were ferried to the church in taxis.
[Old English ferian to carry, bring; related to Old Norse ferja to transport, Gothic farjan; see fare]

fer•ry

(ˈfɛr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. a service for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a comparatively small body of water.
2. a ferryboat.
3. a service for flying airplanes over a particular route, esp. the delivery of airplanes to an overseas destination.
4. the legal right to ferry passengers, cargo, etc.
v.t.
5. to carry or convey back and forth over a fixed route in a boat or plane.
6. to fly (an airplane) over a particular route, esp. for delivery.
v.i.
7. to go in a ferry.
[before 1150; Middle English ferien, Old English ferian to carry]

ferry


Past participle: ferried
Gerund: ferrying

Imperative
ferry
ferry
Present
I ferry
you ferry
he/she/it ferries
we ferry
you ferry
they ferry
Preterite
I ferried
you ferried
he/she/it ferried
we ferried
you ferried
they ferried
Present Continuous
I am ferrying
you are ferrying
he/she/it is ferrying
we are ferrying
you are ferrying
they are ferrying
Present Perfect
I have ferried
you have ferried
he/she/it has ferried
we have ferried
you have ferried
they have ferried
Past Continuous
I was ferrying
you were ferrying
he/she/it was ferrying
we were ferrying
you were ferrying
they were ferrying
Past Perfect
I had ferried
you had ferried
he/she/it had ferried
we had ferried
you had ferried
they had ferried
Future
I will ferry
you will ferry
he/she/it will ferry
we will ferry
you will ferry
they will ferry
Future Perfect
I will have ferried
you will have ferried
he/she/it will have ferried
we will have ferried
you will have ferried
they will have ferried
Future Continuous
I will be ferrying
you will be ferrying
he/she/it will be ferrying
we will be ferrying
you will be ferrying
they will be ferrying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ferrying
you have been ferrying
he/she/it has been ferrying
we have been ferrying
you have been ferrying
they have been ferrying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ferrying
you will have been ferrying
he/she/it will have been ferrying
we will have been ferrying
you will have been ferrying
they will have been ferrying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ferrying
you had been ferrying
he/she/it had been ferrying
we had been ferrying
you had been ferrying
they had been ferrying
Conditional
I would ferry
you would ferry
he/she/it would ferry
we would ferry
you would ferry
they would ferry
Past Conditional
I would have ferried
you would have ferried
he/she/it would have ferried
we would have ferried
you would have ferried
they would have ferried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ferry - a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular scheduleferry - a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
car-ferry - a ferry that transports motor vehicles
2.ferry - transport by boat or aircraftferry - transport by boat or aircraft  
shipping, transport, transportation - the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
Verb1.ferry - transport from one place to another
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
bring, convey, take - take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
2.ferry - transport by ferry
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
3.ferry - travel by ferry
navigation, pilotage, piloting - the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

ferry

noun
1. ferry boat, boat, ship, passenger boat, packet boat, packet They crossed the river by ferry.
verb
1. transport, bring, carry, ship, take, run, shuttle, convey, chauffeur They ferried in more soldiers to help with the search.
Translations
مِعْبَرمِعْبَر، قارِب نَقل للركّابيَنْقُل في المِعْبَر
ферибот
trajektpramicepřevéztpřevozní loď
færgeflyve
pramo
lautta
skelatrajekt
komp
ferja
フェリー
페리
keltas
pārceltpārtransportētprāmis
bac
kompapreviezťtrajekt
trajekt
трајект
färja
เรือข้ามฟาก
feribottaşımakaraba vapuru
phà

ferry

[ˈferɪ]
A. N (also ferryboat) → barca f (de pasaje); (large, for cars etc) → transbordador m, ferry m
B. VT to ferry sth/sb across or overllevar algo/a algn a la otra orilla
to ferry people to and fro (fig) (in car etc) → llevar or transportar a la gente de un lado para otro

ferry

[ˈfɛri]
n
(small)bac m
(large) (also ferryboat) → ferry m, ferry-boat m
vt
(= transport by boat) [+ person, thing] → faire passer par bateau
to ferry sb/sth across to an island → faire traverser qn/qch sur une île
to ferry sb/sth over → faire traverser qn/qch
(= transport) (by plane, bus) [+ person, thing] → emmener

ferry

nFähre f
vt
(also ferry across or over) (by boat) → übersetzen; (by plane, car etc) → transportieren, bringen; to ferry somebody across or over a riverjdn über einen Fluss setzen; to ferry somebody/something back and forthjdn/etw hin- und herbringen; he ferried voters to and from the pollser fuhr Wähler zum Wahllokal und wieder nach Hause
(= deliver) planeüberführen

ferry

:
ferryboat
nFährboot nt
ferryman
nFährmann m

ferry

[ˈfɛrɪ]
1. n (also ferryboat) (small) → traghetto; (large, for cars) → nave f inv traghetto
2. vt to ferry sth/sb across or overtraghettare qc/qn da una parte all'altra
to ferry sb to and fro → portare qn avanti e indietro

ferry

(ˈferi) verb
to carry (people, cars etc) from one place to another by boat (or plane). She ferried us across the river in a small boat.
nounplural ˈferries
a boat which ferries people, cars etc from one place to another. We took the cross-channel ferry.

ferry

مِعْبَر trajekt færge Fähre πορθμείο transbordador lautta ferry trajekt traghetto フェリー 페리 ferry ferge prom balsa, ferry паром färja เรือข้ามฟาก feribot phà 渡船
References in classic literature ?
Just then we came to the top of the hill, and looked down on the Ferry and the Hope.
They reached a river that had overflowed its banks and which they had to cross by ferry.
The sun had sunk half below the horizon and an evening frost was starring the puddles near the ferry, but Pierre and Andrew, to the astonishment of the footmen, coachmen, and ferrymen, still stood on the raft and talked.
I made two mile and a half, and then struck out a quarter of a mile or more towards the middle of the river, because pretty soon I would be passing the ferry landing, and people might see me and hail me.
When all was ready, however, no one would undertake to ferry the meat across.
Lovell Mingott would be just hurrying back from his shooting, and the Mingott carriage engaged in meeting him; and one could not ask May, at the close of a winter afternoon, to go alone across the ferry to Jersey City, even in her own carriage.
I can easily get away from the office in time to meet the brougham at the ferry, if May will send it there.
Then we can come back into Oakland from the other side, sneak across on the ferry, and send the machine back around to-night with the chauffeur.
The next day being Sunday, Daylight was away early, crossing on the ferry and taking with him Wolf, the leader of his sled team, the one dog which he had selected to bring with him when he left Alaska.
The ten cents carried Martin across the ferry to San Francisco, and as he walked up Market Street he speculated upon his predicament in case he failed to collect the money.
Isn't there any ferry or boat, that takes people over to B , now?
But Ogg the son of Beorl came up and said, 'I will ferry thee across; it is enough that thy heart needs it.