[fer-ee] /ˈfɛr i/
noun, plural ferries.
a commercial service with terminals and boats for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a river or other comparatively small body of water.
a service for flying airplanes over a particular route, especially the delivery of airplanes to an overseas purchaser or base of operations.
the legal right to ferry passengers, cargo, etc., and to charge for the service.
verb (used with object), ferried, ferrying.
to carry or convey back and forth over a fixed route in a boat or plane.
to fly (an airplane) over a particular route, especially for delivery.
verb (used without object), ferried, ferrying.
to go in a ferry.
noun (pl) -ries
Also called ferryboat. a vessel for transporting passengers and usually vehicles across a body of water, esp as a regular service
a legal right to charge for transporting passengers by boat
the act or method of delivering aircraft by flying them to their destination
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
to transport or go by ferry
to deliver (an aircraft) by flying it to its destination
(transitive) to convey (passengers, goods, etc): the guests were ferried to the church in taxis
Old English ferian “to carry, convey, bring, transport,” from Proto-Germanic *farjanan (cf. Old Frisian feria “carry, transport,” Old Norse ferja “to pass over, to ferry,” Gothic farjan “travel by boat”), from PIE *per- “going, passage.” Related to fare (v.). Related: Ferried; ferries; ferrying.
early 15c., “a passage over a river,” from Old Norse ferju- “passage across water,” ultimately from the same Germanic root as ferry (v.). The modern noun (1580s) is a shortening of ferry boat (mid-15c.).
[fer-ee-boht] /ˈfɛr iˌboʊt/ noun 1. a boat used to transport passengers, vehicles, etc., across a river or the like.
noun 1. a stylish bar or tavern conspicuously decorated with ferns and other greenery. noun any eating or drinking establishment decorated with a great number of green plants, esp. ferns
noun 1. . noun 1. a fernlike climbing vine, Asparagus setaceus, of southern Africa, having very small, whitish flowers and pea-sized, purplish-black berries.
[fer-nan-doh poh] /fərˈnæn doʊ ˈpoʊ/ noun 1. a former name of . /fəˈnændəʊ pəʊ/ noun 1. a former name (until 1973) of Bioko