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Ferry vs. Ship

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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.

Shipnoun

A water-borne vessel generally larger than a boat.

Ferrynoun

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

Shipnoun

A vessel which travels through any medium other than across land, such as an airship or spaceship.

Ferrynoun

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

Shipnoun

A sailing vessel with three or more square-rigged masts.

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Ferryverb

(transitive) To carry; transport; convey.

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

Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

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.’;

Shipnoun

(cartomancy) The third card of the Lenormand deck.

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.

Shipnoun

(fandom) A fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional.

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Ferryverb

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

Shipverb

(transitive) To send by water-borne transport.

Ferryverb

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

Shipverb

(transitive) To send (a parcel or container) to a recipient (by any means of transport).

‘to ship freight by railroad’;

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.

Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To release a product to vendors; to launch.

‘Our next issue ships early next year.’; ‘The developers had to ship the game two weeks late.’;

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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.’;

Shipverb

(ambitransitive) To engage to serve on board a vessel.

‘to ship seamen’; ‘I shipped on a man-of-war.’;

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.’;

Shipverb

(intransitive) To embark on a ship.

Ferrynoun

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

Shipverb

To put in its place.

‘to ship the tiller or rudder’;

Ferrynoun

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

Shipverb

(transitive) To take in (water) over the sides of a vessel.

‘We were shipping so much water I was sure we would capsize.’;

Ferrynoun

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

Shipverb

(transitive) To pass (from one person to another).

‘Can you ship me the ketchup?’;

Ferrynoun

transport by boat or aircraft

Shipverb

To go all in.

Ferryverb

transport from one place to another

Shipverb

(sports) To trade or send a player to another team.

‘Twins ship Delmon Young to Tigers.’;

Ferryverb

transport by ferry

Shipverb

(rugby) To bungle a kick and give the opposing team possession.

Ferryverb

travel by ferry

Shipverb

(fandom) To support or approve of a fictional romantic relationship between two characters, either real or themselves fictional, typically in fan fiction.

‘I ship Kirk and Spock in “Star Trek”.’; ‘I ship Peggy and Angie in “Marvel's Agent Carter”.’;

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.

Shipnoun

Pay; reward.

‘In withholding or abridging of the ship or the hire or the wages of servants.’;

Shipnoun

Any large seagoing vessel.

‘Like a stately ship . . . With all her bravery on, and tackle trim,Sails filled, and streamers waving.’; ‘Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!’;

Shipnoun

Specifically, a vessel furnished with a bowsprit and three masts (a mainmast, a foremast, and a mizzenmast), each of which is composed of a lower mast, a topmast, and a topgallant mast, and square-rigged on all masts. See Illustation in Appendix.

Shipnoun

A dish or utensil (originally fashioned like the hull of a ship) used to hold incense.

Shipverb

To put on board of a ship, or vessel of any kind, for transportation; to send by water.

‘The timber was . . . shipped in the bay of Attalia, from whence it was by sea transported to Pelusium.’;

Shipverb

By extension, in commercial usage, to commit to any conveyance for transportation to a distance; as, to ship freight by railroad.

Shipverb

Hence, to send away; to get rid of.

Shipverb

To engage or secure for service on board of a ship; as, to ship seamen.

Shipverb

To receive on board ship; as, to ship a sea.

Shipverb

To put in its place; as, to ship the tiller or rudder.

Shipverb

To engage to serve on board of a vessel; as, to ship on a man-of-war.

Shipverb

To embark on a ship.

Shipnoun

a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Shipverb

transport commercially

Shipverb

hire for work on a ship

Shipverb

go on board

Shipverb

travel by ship

Shipverb

place on board a ship;

‘ship the cargo in the hold of the vessel’;

Ship

A ship is a large watercraft that travels the world's oceans and other sufficiently deep waterways, carrying goods or passengers, or in support of specialized missions, such as defense, research, and fishing. Ships are generally distinguished from boats, based on size, shape, load capacity, and tradition.

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