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Definition of ferry:

  1. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
  2. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
  3. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
  4. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
  5. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.


ferrying, ferryboat, packet.

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