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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To take or go across a river or bay in a boat or raft. Also: a boat that goes back and forth across a stretch of water to transport people or goods.

Usage examples (27)
  • We took a ferry from the mainland to get to the island.
  • And we started to, what we call ferry across the water.
  • I hear, as you say, that the ferry is an option (the train, too).
  • The ferry is there, but Harding's hammer is silent. for more
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  • The "faerie" (visionary) told the "fairy" (an imaginary being with magical powers) that he'll take the "ferry" (a boat designed to transport passengers or goods) across the mystical river.
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