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Meaning of FERRY

Pronunciation:  'feree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  transport by boat or aircraft
  2. [n]  a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
  3. [v]  travel by ferry
  4. [v]  transport by ferry
  5. [v]  transport from one place to another

FERRY is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: ferryboat, ferrying
 See Also: boat, bring, car-ferry, convey, go, locomote, move, shipping, take, transport, transport, transportation, travel



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fer"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ferried}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Ferrying}.] [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to
    go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See
    To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow
    water, in a boat.
  2. \Fer"ry\, v. i.
    To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
          They ferry over this Lethean sound Both to and fro.
  3. \Fer"ry\, n.; pl. {Ferries}. [OE. feri; akin to Icel.
    ferja, Sw. f["a]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f["a]hre. See {Ferry},
    v. t.]
    1. A place where persons or things are carried across a
       river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
             It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton.
             To row me o'er the ferry.             --Campbell.
    2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over
       narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
    3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying
       passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging
    {Ferry bridge}, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the
       transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay.
    {Ferry railway}. See under {Railway}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are waiting for a ferry means unforeseen circumstances might hinder your desires and wishes. It may also mean that you are going through some transitional phases in your life.
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