A ferry is a boat that carries people, cars, and cargo back and forth across a body of water. The Staten Island Ferry ferries commuters from Manhattan to Staten Island every ten minutes during rush hour.

To ferry means to transport by ferry, or to transport in other ferry-like ways, i.e., multiple short trips. If you have an ice-skating birthday party, your dad might ferry a few van loads of kids back to your house afterward, for pizza and cake.

Definitions of ferry
  1. noun
    a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
    synonyms: ferryboat
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    a ferry that transports motor vehicles
    type of:
    a small vessel for travel on water
  2. noun
    transport by boat or aircraft
    synonyms: ferrying
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    type of:
    shipping, transport, transportation
    the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
  3. verb
    transport from one place to another
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    type of:
    bring, convey, take
    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  4. verb
    transport by ferry
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    type of:
    move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
  5. verb
    travel by ferry
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    type of:
    go, locomote, move, travel
    change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
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