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Ferry vs. Boat

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Ferrynoun

A ship used to transport people, smaller vehicles and goods from one port to another, usually on a regular schedule.

Boatnoun

A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.

Ferrynoun

A place where passengers are transported across water in such a ship.

Boatnoun

(poker slang) A full house.

Ferrynoun

The legal right or franchise that entitles a corporate body or an individual to operate such a service.

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish somewhat resembling a boat in shape.

‘a stone boat;’; ‘a gravy boat’;

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Ferryverb

(transitive) To carry; transport; convey.

‘Trucks plowed through the water to ferry flood victims to safety.’;

Boatnoun

(chemistry) One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.

Ferryverb

(transitive) To move someone or something from one place to another, usually repeatedly.

‘Being a good waiter takes more than the ability to ferry plates of food around a restaurant.’;

Boatnoun

The refugee boats arriving in Australian waters, and by extension, refugees generally.

Ferryverb

(transitive) To carry or transport over a contracted body of water, as a river or strait, in a boat or other floating conveyance plying between opposite shores.

Boatverb

(intransitive) To travel by boat.

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Ferryverb

(intransitive) To pass over water in a boat or by ferry.

Boatverb

(transitive) To transport in a boat.

‘to boat goods’;

Ferryverb

To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.

Boatverb

(transitive) To place in a boat.

‘to boat oars’;

Ferryverb

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.

Boatnoun

A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.

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Ferryverb

To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.

‘They ferry over this Lethean soundBoth to and fro.’;

Boatnoun

Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; as, pilot boat, packet boat, passage boat, advice boat, etc. The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class; as, the Cunard boats.

Ferrynoun

A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.

‘It can pass the ferry backward into light.’; ‘To row me o'er the ferry.’;

Boatnoun

A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape; as, a stone boat; a gravy boat.

Ferrynoun

A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.

Boatverb

To transport in a boat; as, to boat goods.

Ferrynoun

A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.

Boatverb

To place in a boat; as, to boat oars.

Ferrynoun

a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule

Boatverb

To go or row in a boat.

‘I boated over, ran my craft aground.’;

Ferrynoun

transport by boat or aircraft

Boatnoun

a small vessel for travel on water

Ferryverb

transport from one place to another

Boatnoun

a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce

Ferryverb

transport by ferry

Boatverb

ride in a boat on water

Ferryverb

travel by ferry

Boat

A boat is a watercraft of a large range of types and sizes, but generally smaller than a ship, which is distinguished by its larger size, shape, cargo or passenger capacity, or its ability to carry boats. Small boats are typically found on inland waterways such as rivers and lakes, or in protected coastal areas.

Ferry

A ferry is a vessel used to carry passengers, and sometimes vehicles and cargo, across a body of water. A passenger ferry with many stops, such as in Venice, Italy, is sometimes called a water bus or water taxi.

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