A ferry (or ferryboat) is a boat or ship (a merchant vessel) used to carry (or ferry) primarily passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo as well, across a body of water. Most ferries operate on regular, frequent, return services. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi.
ferry v. t. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
ferry v. i. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
ferry v. t. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
ferry v. t. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
ferry v. t. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
ferry (m) n. car ferry, ferryboat which transports automobiles across a body of water
ferry n. ferry, ferryboat, boat for crossing a body of water
ferry n. ferryboat, boat for crossing a body of water, shuttle v. convey passengers or cargo by boat across a small body of water n. car ferry, ferryboat which transports automobiles across a body of water