ferryfer‧ry1 /ˈferi/ ●●○ noun (plural ferries) [countable]TTWa boat that carries people or goods across a river or a narrow area of water
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ferry• Boats and ferriespotter the localcoves and islands if you haven't done enough pottering in our own craft.• Extraferries are needed to bring them back home.• On SouthStreet, from the direction of the Governors Island ferry, came another flock of street urchins.• Two children found dead on ferry Two children have been found dead from asphyxiation on board a ferry crossing from Swansea to Cork.• After the ferryincident, we make good time.• Our sails are down and the ferry has the right of way.• The station at Dieppe is less than half-a-mile from the ferryport and is well-signposted.• He went out and took the path that leads up over the ridge to the ferry.
ferryferry2 verb (ferried, ferrying, ferries) [transitive always + adverb/preposition]TTWto carry people or things a shortdistance from one place to another in a boat or other vehicleferry somebody/something (from something) to somethingThe ship was used to ferry supplies to Russia during the war.ferry somebody/something across somethingferrying passengers across the Channel→ See Verb table
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ferry• His last songattracted a school of dolphins, one of which ferried Arion on his back all the way to Corinth.• The thieves had obviously been back and forth over the ravineferrying everything back to their car.• Walter will find him safelying at the holding until Iago can ferry him over and see him on his way.• He and the pilot who was ferrying him to Long Tieng were not afraid.• They ferry kindergartners from piano to karate to computer to art classes.• Now my bodywelcomes every roll and pitch of the stubby Island Romanceferrying me back to my nubble.• Now he works as a moto-driver, ferryingtourists around Siem Reap and Angkor.• He hopes to expand the existingtram system that ferriesvisitors from outlying parking lots to keyspots through out the park.ferry somebody/something (from something) to something• The jets criss-cross the country at night, ferrying bank checks to 46 Fed offices.• Two children found dead on ferry Two children have been found dead from asphyxiation on board a ferry crossing from Swansea to Cork.• Three short blasts of a steamwhistlewarned him the ferry was about todepart.• They ferry kindergartners from piano to karate to computer to art classes.• On Monday, Phil Marsh used the train as a taxi to ferry the media to lineside locations for photographicpurposes.• Study a packed cross-Channel ferry if you want to see a modernship of fools.• The thieves had obviously been back and forth over the ravine ferrying everything back to their car.From Longman Business Dictionaryferryfer‧ry /ˈferi/ noun (plural ferries) [countable]TRAVELTRANSPORTa ship that carries people, vehicles, or goods across a narrow part of a seaFaster ferries will improve service timings.Work has already started on a new 14-acre ferry terminal (=place where ferries arrive and leave)The ferry operators undertook not to reduce services.