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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

'Jurassic World' takes place in a fully functional park on Isla Nublar. It sees more than 20,000 visitors every day. You arrive by ferry from Costa Rica. It has elements of a biological preserve, a safari, a zoo, and a theme park. There is a luxury resort with hotels, restaurants, nightlife and a golf course. And there are dinosaurs.
Colin Trevorrow

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

The attack of John Brown upon Harper's Ferry came upon Virginia like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky.
John Sergeant Wise

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

I live by the sea, but the body of water I have the most feeling about is the Mississippi River, where I used to row and skate, ride on the ferry in childhood, watch the logs or just dream.
Susan Glaspell
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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
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