ferry back and forth


ferry back and forth
transport someone or something back and forth (usually over a body of water)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ferry — For other uses, see Ferry (disambiguation). Main article: Merchant ship A ferry (or ferryboat) is a form of transportation, usually a boat, but sometimes a ship, used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as… …   Wikipedia

  • ferry — /fer ee/, n., pl. ferries, v., ferried, ferrying. n. 1. a commercial service with terminals and boats for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a river or other comparatively small body of water. 2. a ferryboat. 3. a service for flying… …   Universalium

  • ferry — fer•ry [[t]ˈfɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries, 1) naut. trs navig. a service for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a comparatively small body of water 2) naut. trs navig. a ferryboat 3) trs aer. a service for flying airplanes over a particular …   From formal English to slang

  • ferry — Verb: To transport persons and their belongings across a river or other body of water. 35 Am J2d Ferr § 1. Noun: A place where persons are taken across a river or other body of water in boats or other vessels for hire. A boat, barge, or raft,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • ferry — v come and go, go back and forth, shuttle; play, run, traverse, beat, pass; convey across, carry over, pilot, taxi, chauffeur …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • cross-canal ferry — ferry which travels back and forth over a canal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mathematics and Physical Sciences — ▪ 2003 Introduction Mathematics       Mathematics in 2002 was marked by two discoveries in number theory. The first may have practical implications; the second satisfied a 150 year old curiosity.       Computer scientist Manindra Agrawal of the… …   Universalium

  • Business and Industry Review — ▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980 97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994 97, Table Index Numbers of Production, Employment, and Productivity in Manufacturing Industries, Table (For Annual… …   Universalium

  • Needles Ferry — For the New York gangster Cornelius Needles Ferry, see White Hand Gang. Needles Ferry The Needles Ferry is a cable ferry across Lower Arrow Lake in British Columbia, Canada. It is situated 59 kilometres (37 mi) south of Nakusp and links… …   Wikipedia


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