- n. 渡船；摆渡；渡口
- vt. （乘渡船）渡过；用渡船运送；空运
- vi. 摆渡；来往行驶
- n. (Ferry)人名；(法、德、英、印尼)费里
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来自PIE*per, 向前，穿过，词源forth , fort. 引申词义渡船。
- ferry:  A ferry is etymologically a boat on which you ‘travel’ from one place to another. The word comes ultimately from the Indo- European base *por- ‘going, passage’, which has produced a wide range of other English words, including emporium, ford, and port. Its Germanic descendant was *fer- ‘go’, source of English fare as well as ferry. Ferry itself was probably borrowed from the Old Norse element ferju-, denoting ‘passage across water’, and that was what it at first meant in English.
The word’s main modern use, which is essentially an abbreviation of ferry-boat, is not recorded before the 16th century, and does not seem to have really become established until the 20th century.
=> emporium, fare, ford, port
- ferry (v.)
- Old English ferian "to carry, convey, bring, transport" (in late Old English, especially over water), from Proto-Germanic *farjan "to ferry" (cognates: Old Frisian feria "carry, transport," Old Norse ferja "to pass over, to ferry," Gothic farjan "travel by boat"), from PIE root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over" (see port (n.1)). Related to fare (v.). Related: Ferried; ferries; ferrying.
- ferry (n.)
- early 15c., "a passage over a river," from the verb or from Old Norse ferju-, in compounds, "passage across water," ultimately from the same Germanic root as ferry (v.). Meaning "place where boats pass over a body of water" is from mid-15c. The sense "boat or raft to convey passengers and goods short distances across a body of water" (1580s) is a shortening of ferry boat (mid-15c.).
- 1. The ferry service has restarted after an interval of 12 years.
- 2. She was going to Nanaimo to catch the ferry to the mainland.
- 3. The ferry did not even have time to send out an SOS.
- 4. He stowed away on a ferry and landed in North Shields.
- 5. Now turn right to follow West Ferry Road.
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