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Definition of Ferry


  1. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
  2. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
  3. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
  4. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
  5. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.

Ferry Quotations

I have always loved to sit in ferry and railroad stations and watch the people, to walk on crowded streets, just walk along among the people, and see their faces, to be among people on street cars and trains and boats.
Ella R. Bloor

There's so much light in Broughty Ferry. I think the humour in Glasgow is darker, because it's much more gloomy, there's a perpetual misery there.
Brian Cox

The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry.
Harold Stephen Black

I rate Morrissey as one of the best lyricists in Britain. For me, he's up there with Bryan Ferry.
David Bowie

People like Frank Zappa and Bryan Ferry knew we could pick and choose from the history of music, stick things together looking for friction and energy. They were more like playwrights; they invented characters and wrote a life around them.
Brian Eno
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Ferry Translations

ferry in Dutch is overzetboot, pontveer, pont, bak
ferry in Finnish is proomu
ferry in French is bac
ferry in Italian is traghetto
ferry in Norwegian is ferje, ferje
ferry in Portuguese is balsa
ferry in Spanish is transbordador, balsa