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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ee]
    • /ˈfɛr i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fer-ee]
    • /ˈfɛr i/

Definitions of ferried word

  • noun plural ferried a commercial service with terminals and boats for transporting persons, automobiles, etc., across a river or other comparatively small body of water. 1
  • noun plural ferried a ferryboat. 1
  • noun plural ferried a service for flying airplanes over a particular route, especially the delivery of airplanes to an overseas purchaser or base of operations. 1
  • noun plural ferried the legal right to ferry passengers, cargo, etc., and to charge for the service. 1
  • verb with object ferried to carry or convey back and forth over a fixed route in a boat or plane. 1
  • verb with object ferried to fly (an airplane) over a particular route, especially for delivery. 1

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Origin of ferried

First appearance:

before 1150
One of the 7% oldest English words
before 1150; Middle English ferien, Old English ferian to carry; cognate with Old Norse ferja, Gothic farjan; akin to fare

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Parts of speech for Ferried


ferried popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 71% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

ferried usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for ferried

adjective ferried

  • imported — to bring in (merchandise, commodities, workers, etc.) from a foreign country for use, sale, processing, reexport, or services.

Antonyms for ferried

verb ferried

  • held — simple past tense and a past participle of hold1 .
  • kept — simple past tense and past participle of keep.
  • maintained — to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with neighboring countries.

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