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ferry

fer·ry

ferry

 
 
pronunciation:
fe ri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: ferries
definition 1: a boat or ship used to carry people, vehicles, and other things across a bay, river, lake, or channel.
Before the bridge was built many people took the ferry across the river.We went by ferry from the Netherlands to England.
definition 2: a business set up to carry people, vehicles, and other things across a bay, river, lake, or channel by boat or ship.
definition 3: a terminal for a ferry service.
We waited a long time at the ferry for our car to come off.
definition 4: a service for transporting, esp. planes to their overseas buyers.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ferried, ferries, ferrying
definition: to transport (people, vehicles, goods, and the like) by boat or plane, esp. across water.
A small plane ferried tourists to the island.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to cross, esp. a bay, river, or the like, by ferry.
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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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