Dictionary Definition

'Ferry'

Definition of 'ferry'
From: WordNet
noun
A boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule [syn: ferry, ferryboat]
noun
Transport by boat or aircraft [syn: ferry, ferrying]
verb
Transport from one place to another
verb
Transport by ferry
verb
Travel by ferry
Definition of 'Ferry'
From: GCIDE
Ferry \Fer"ry\ (f[e^]r"r[y^]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ferried (-r[i^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Ferrying.] [OE. ferien to convey, AS. ferian, from faran to go; akin to Icel. ferja to ferry, Goth. farjan to sail. See Fare.]
1. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat. [1913 Webster]
2. To convey back and forth regularly between two points in a vehicle; as, part of her day was spent ferrying the kids to and from school. [PJC]
Definition of 'Ferry'
From: GCIDE
Ferry \Fer"ry\, v. i. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry. [1913 Webster]
They ferry over this Lethean sound Both to and fro. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ferry'
From: GCIDE
Ferry \Fer"ry\, n.; pl. Ferries. [OE. feri; akin to Icel. ferja, Sw. f[aum]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f[aum]hre. See Ferry, v. t.]
1. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat. [1913 Webster]
It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
To row me o'er the ferry. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]
2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry. [1913 Webster]
3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls. [1913 Webster]
Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay.
Ferry railway. See under Railway. [1913 Webster]
Ferry, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
Name :
Ferry, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
Population (2000) :
29
Housing Units (2000) :
33
Land area (2000) :
68.440336 sq. miles (177.259648 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
68.440336 sq. miles (177.259648 sq. km)
FIPS code :
25220
Located within :
Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
Location :
64.064392 N, 148.997000 W
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Ferry -- U.S. County in Washington
Name :
Ferry -- U.S. County in Washington
Population (2000) :
7260
Housing Units (2000) :
3775
Land area (2000) :
2203.982146 sq. miles (5708.287311 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
53.478622 sq. miles (138.508988 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
2257.460768 sq. miles (5846.796299 sq. km)
Located within :
Washington (WA), FIPS 53
Location :
48.495464 N, 118.523636 W
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