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 for ferry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 river, strait, or other
        narrow water, in a boat.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To convey back and forth regularly between two points in a
        vehicle; as, part of her day was spent ferrying the kids
        to and from school.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ferry \Fer"ry\, v. i.
     To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
     [1913 Webster]
           They ferry over this Lethean sound
           Both to and fro.                         --Milton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ferry \Fer"ry\, n.; pl. Ferries. [OE. feri; akin to Icel.
     ferja, Sw. f[aum]rja, Dan. f[ae]rge, G. f[aum]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.
        [1913 Webster]
              It can pass the ferry backward into light. --Milton.
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              To row me o'er the ferry.             --Campbell.
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     2. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over
        narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
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     3. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying
        passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging
        [1913 Webster]
     Ferry bridge, a ferryboat adapted in its structure for the
        transfer of railroad trains across a river or bay.
     Ferry railway. See under Railway.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of
           water and operates on a regular schedule [syn: ferry,
      2: transport by boat or aircraft [syn: ferry, ferrying]
      v 1: transport from one place to another
      2: transport by ferry
      3: travel by ferry

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  160 Moby Thesaurus words for "ferry":
     access, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, aisle, alley, almadia,
     ambulatory, aperture, arcade, ark, artery, auxiliary, avenue,
     balloon, barge, be airborne, bear, boat, buck, bus, buss, canoe,
     cargo boat, cart, cat, catamaran, channel, cloister, coach, cockle,
     cockleshell, cog, colonnade, communication, conduit, connection,
     convey, coracle, corridor, covered way, cruise, cruiser, cutter,
     defile, dinghy, dispatch boat, dray, drift, drifter, dugout, exit,
     ferryboat, fishing boat, flit, float, fly, ford, funny, gallery,
     galley, gig, glide, glider, gondola, haul, hop, houseboat, hover,
     hoy, hump, hydrofoil, hydroplane, inlet, interchange, intersection,
     ja, jet, jolly, jolly boat, junction, kayak, lane, launch,
     lifeboat, lighter, longboat, mailer, motorboat, navigate, opening,
     outboard, outlet, outrigger canoe, overpass, pass, passage,
     passageway, pilot, pilot boat, pinnace, piragua, pirogue, pontoon,
     portico, post boat, pram, punt, racer, racing shell, raft,
     railroad tunnel, randan, rowboat, rowing boat, runabout, sail,
     sailplane, sampan, scooter, scow, scull, seaplane, shallop, shell,
     ship, showboat, skiff, sled, sledge, small boat, sneakbox, soar,
     stimulating, surfboat, take the air, take wing, towboat, traject,
     trajet, trawlboat, trawler, trimaran, trow, truck, tug, tugboat,
     tunnel, underpass, van, volplane, wagon, wanigan, whale-gig,
     whaleboat, wheelbarrow, wherry, wing, yawl, yawl boat

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Ferry -- U.S. County in Washington
     Population (2000):    7260
     Housing Units (2000): 3775
     Land area (2000):     2203.982146 sq. miles (5708.287311 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    53.478622 sq. miles (138.508988 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2257.460768 sq. miles (5846.796299 sq. km)
     Located within:       Washington (WA), FIPS 53
     Location:             48.495464 N, 118.523636 W
      Ferry, WA
      Ferry County
      Ferry County, WA

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ferry, AK -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Alaska
     Population (2000):    29
     Housing Units (2000): 33
     Land area (2000):     68.440336 sq. miles (177.259648 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    68.440336 sq. miles (177.259648 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            25220
     Located within:       Alaska (AK), FIPS 02
     Location:             64.064392 N, 148.997000 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Ferry, AK

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