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ferry

fer·ry

ferry

 
 
pronunciation:
fe ri
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ferries
definition: a boat or ship that carries people or freight back and forth across a river or other body of water.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: ferried, ferries, ferrying
definition: to carry by boat or airplane a short distance, often across water.
A small plane ferried tourists to the island.
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Are you looking for the word fairy (an imaginary creature)? Ferry and fairy sound alike but have different meanings.
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The word ferry contains the following part:
fer, lat2, -late Latin root that means carry, bring
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See also -iferous and -fic