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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferry  \Fer"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ferried};  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}.] 
  To  carry  or  transport  over  a  river,  strait,  or  other  narrow 
  water,  in  a  boat. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferry  \Fer"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  pass  over  water  in  a  boat  or  by  a  ferry. 
 
  They  ferry  over  this  Lethean  sound  Both  to  and  fro. 
  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ferry  \Fer"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Ferries}.  [OE.  feri;  akin  to  Icel. 
  ferja,  Sw  f["a]rja,  Dan.  f[ae]rge,  G.  f["a]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. 
 
  It  can  pass  the  ferry  backward  into  light.  --Milton. 
 
  To  row  me  o'er  the  ferry.  --Campbell. 
 
  2.  A  vessel  in  which  passengers  and  goods  are  conveyed  over 
  narrow  waters;  a  ferryboat;  a  wherry. 
 
  3.  A  franchise  or  right  to  maintain  a  vessel  for  carrying 
  passengers  and  freight  across  a  river,  bay,  etc.,  charging 
  tolls. 
 
  {Ferry  bridge},  a  ferryboat  adapted  in  its  structure  for  the 
  transfer  of  railroad  trains  across  a  river  or  bay. 
 
  {Ferry  railway}.  See  under  {Railway}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ferry 
  n  1:  a  boat  that  transports  people  or  vehicles  across  a  body  of 
  water  and  operates  on  a  regular  schedule  [syn:  {ferryboat}] 
  2:  transport  by  boat  or  aircraft  [syn:  {ferrying}] 
  v  1:  transport  from  one  place  to  another 
  2:  transport  by  ferry 
  3:  travel  by  ferry 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Ferry,  AK  (CDP,  FIPS  25220) 
  Location:  63.92788  N,  149.13023  W 
  Population  (1990):  56  (33  housing  units) 
  Area:  225.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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