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ferry

[ fer-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF ferry
  • nountransportation boat
  • verbcarry across

Synonyms for ferry

  • barge
  • ferryboat
  • packet
  • packet boat
  • passage boat
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FERRY

Not until five o'clock had he by turns urged and fought himself to the ferry.

He crossed the ferry and went to the hotel, where he shaved and freshened himself.

Then he told how he had met Mr Clennam at the ferry, and they had come over together.

Ferry's scouts are there, and you'll say to Lieutenant Ferry the single word, Rodney.

Then Ferry called "Fours from the right, to march to the left--march!"

Ferry stroked his horse's neck and said very softly, "She is his wife."

"Yes," said I, "a man's hand in it would be only his foot in it;" and Ferry was pleased.

To the corporal's inquiry he replied that Ferry had just passed on.

Quinn was fearless, daring, indefatigable; but Quinn was not Ferry.

Whereupon the word went through town that Ferry was on his way to us.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English ferian "to carry, convey, bring, transport," from Proto-Germanic *farjanan (cf. Old Frisian feria "carry, transport," Old Norse ferja "to pass over, to ferry," Gothic farjan "travel by boat"), from PIE *per- "going, passage." Related to fare (v.). Related: Ferried; ferries; ferrying.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FERRY

bear

verbbring
  • buck
  • carry
  • convey
  • deliver
  • ferry
  • fetch
  • lug
  • move
  • pack
  • take
  • tote
  • transfer
  • transport
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