Adjective "ferrying" definition and examples

(Ferrying may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈfɛri/

Definitions and examples

noun

A boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, especially over a relatively short distance and as a regular service.
  1. 'They had taken a ferry boat tour around the bay, and Grandma Evelyn had been scared to death that Helen would topple over the rail.'
  2. 'But if a rider refused a search, the State Patrol informed the captain of the ferry boat, who then refused to let the rider on the boat.'
  3. 'The SkyLab factory is based in Koh Si Chang, that small island 40 minutes by ferry boat from the Eastern Seaboard's Sriracha port.'
  4. 'The completed road will connect the town of Metlakatla with a ferry boat dock to be built on the northeast side of the island.'
  5. 'The sun was scorching; we were watching the ferry boat leaving the harbour.'
  6. 'In my time, Coronado was connected by ferry boat to San Diego.'
  7. 'Ehlers and her dog were sent to an assistance center run by disaster-relief agencies, to join the family of one of victims and accompany them on a ferry boat ride to Ground Zero.'
  8. 'Macao, which returned to Chinese rule in December 1999, is geographically connected to mainland China by a narrow isthmus and only a short jetfoil or ferry boat ride away from Hong Kong.'
  9. 'Loloata uses a sophisticated little ferry boat to link it to the mainland.'
  10. 'Kunisada was born near Edo (today Tokyo) as the son of an affluent merchant with a ferry boat license.'
  11. 'If he did, I could have flown my aircraft on a ferry permit to another island to have it repaired.'

verb

Convey in a ferry or other ship or boat, especially across a short stretch of water.
  1. 'Already there have been reports of another boat ferrying illegals landing on the north Queensland coast.'
  2. 'Another team was ferried by helicopter to the village of Lumno to bring tents and other items for 12,000 displaced people, including 500 children.'
  3. 'Additional buses will be pressed into service by the Department of Transport to ferry the participants and the visitors to the different locations of the festival.'
  4. 'Throughout the afternoon, a boat ferried community members out for a look at the aquaculture cages and the thousands of trout feeding there.'
  5. 'It was getting dark and the helicopter ferrying him about the country, had to be back in Dublin before dark.'
  6. 'Pakistani army helicopters are arriving to ferry some of the injured to hospitals, but locals complain it's not enough.'
  7. 'We hired a local boat to ferry us across the river; the reflection of the temple shrinking away from us as we approached.'
  8. 'A rowing boat ferried people to do their shopping or drink their beer.'
  9. 'Its aircraft ferry 100 tons of fresh Pacific salmon to Miami each day.'
  10. 'Orders for ferrying goods on the boat are falling by the day.'
  11. 'Besides putting out to the sea, fishermen who have boats ferry people on alternate days, he says.'
  12. 'Ambulances came up Twaddell Avenue to ferry the injured away.'
  13. 'The official line of thinking in Iarnrod Eireann seems to be that the timber will now be ferried by private road transport.'
  14. 'Rescuers frantically cut through twisted metal to reach survivors, as ambulances and buses ferried the injured to nearby hospitals.'
  15. 'Firefighters had to jack up the bus to allow paramedics underneath to treat him before the air ambulance ferried him to Leeds General Infirmary.'
  16. 'Carlyle, 44, had the starring role as a deckhand on a boat ferrying Chinese immigrants from Belgium to Scotland.'
  17. 'Whether State's transport lorries ferried them or that they came of their own is not the issue.'
  18. 'At the River Club, staff and visitors were ferried out in rubber boats after the Liesbeeck River flooded the ground floor of the building and its parking area.'
  19. 'Canoes and rafts ferry imperious ‘water spirits’ to masquerade venues.'
  20. 'Three boats were used to ferry residents from Rajiv and Indra colonies to safety.'
  21. 'Pakistani army helicopters are arriving to ferry some of the injured to hospitals, but locals complain it's not enough.'
  22. 'A black-robed priest offered what words of consolation and comfort he could to distraught onlookers as more than 20 ambulances ferried the injured to hospitals.'
  23. 'Ambulances that on Friday ferried the injured to hospital, spent yesterday standing by at the funerals to help relatives overcome with grief.'
  24. 'Whether State's transport lorries ferried them or that they came of their own is not the issue.'
  25. 'A 1943 Morecambe transport bus ferried passengers from Lancaster to the port adding to the history of the weekend.'
  26. 'Additional buses will be pressed into service by the Department of Transport to ferry the participants and the visitors to the different locations of the festival.'
  27. 'Public pressure forced the maquila bosses to provide buses to ferry the girls home safely.'
  28. 'A sea of black smoke plunged an entire neighbourhood into darkness as the fire continued to rage hours after the afternoon blast, and helicopters and ambulances ferried away the injured.'
  29. 'Rescuers frantically cut through twisted metal to reach survivors, as ambulances and buses ferried the injured to nearby hospitals.'
  30. 'Firefighters had to jack up the bus to allow paramedics underneath to treat him before the air ambulance ferried him to Leeds General Infirmary.'

More definitions

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 airplanes over a particular route, especially the delivery of airplanes to an overseas purchaser or base of operations.

4. the legal right to ferry passengers, cargo, etc., and to charge for the service. verb (used with object), ferried, ferrying.

5. to carry or convey back a

More examples(as adjective)

"troops can be ferrying."

Origin

(ferry)Middle English: from Old Norse ferja ‘ferry boat’, of Germanic origin and related to fare.