from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Nautical To transport (people, vehicles, or goods) by boat across a body of water.
- transitive v. Nautical To cross (a body of water) by a ferry.
- transitive v. To deliver (a vehicle, especially an aircraft) under its own power to its eventual user.
- transitive v. To transport (people or goods) by vehicle, especially by aircraft.
- intransitive v. To cross a body of water on or as if on a ferry.
- n. Nautical A ferryboat.
- n. Nautical A place where passengers or goods are transported across a body of water, such as a river or bay, by a ferryboat.
- n. A franchise or legal right to operate a ferrying service for a fee.
- n. A service and route for delivering an aircraft under its own power to its eventual user.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ship used to transport people, smaller vehicles and goods from one port to another, usually on a regular schedule.
- n. A place where passengers are transported across water in such a ship.
- n. The legal right or franchise that entitles a corporate body or an individual to operate such a service.
- v. To carry; transport; convey.
- v. To move someone or something from one place to another, usually repeatedly.
- v. 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.
- v. To pass over water in a boat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place where persons or things are carried across a river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
- n. A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
- n. A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
- intransitive v. To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
- transitive v. To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other narrow water, in a boat.
- transitive v. To convey back and forth regularly between two points in a vehicle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- To pass over water in a boat.
- n. A boat or raft in which passengers and goods are conveyed over a river or other contracted body of water; a wherry.
- n. The place or passage where boats pass over water to convey passengers and goods.
- n. A provision for the regular conveyance by boat or raft of passengers and goods across a river or other body of water between opposite shores: as, to establish a ferry; also, the legal right to maintain such a conveyance, and to charge reasonable toll for the service.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. travel by ferry
- n. a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
- n. transport by boat or aircraft
- v. transport from one place to another
- v. transport by ferry
I hear, as you say, that the ferry is an option (the train, too).
I * think* the ferry is actually $6 for a round trip, but have yet to make it to the islands myself.
And we started to, what we call ferry across the water.
The round-trip ferry from the port of Nagasaki costs 4500 yen.
To get back to the US once the option of taking a ferry is eliminated, the two are forced to pay a large sum of money to a man who is essentially a coyote.
Many ferries cross San Francisco Bay, in case another ferry is more convenient for you.
I was a recent guest at a Chinese-built sports stadium, visited a Chinese-renovated public hospital, and caught a ferry from a Chinese-built dock on an island that Ron Reagan thought critical enough to lose American blood and treasure over.
In case the ferry is not working, there is a ford about a mile upstream which can be crossed in dry weather.
We also have had friends take the ferry from the Los Mochis/Topolobampo area to La Paz and its supposed to be a good way to go, its about 10 hours overnight.
In the middle range, $70 to $100, you can find in-town hotels, often with pools, and near the downtown Plaza del Sol, where the ferry from the mainland docks.