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

n a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule

a ferry that transports motor vehicles
Type of:
a small vessel for travel on water

n transport by boat or aircraft

Type of:
shipping, transport, transportation
the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

v transport from one place to another

Type of:
bring, convey, take
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

v transport by ferry

Type of:
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

v travel by ferry

Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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