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1ford

noun \ˈfrd\

: a shallow part of a river, stream, etc., that may be crossed by walking or driving across it

Full Definition of FORD

:  a shallow part of a body of water that may be crossed by wading

Examples of FORD

  1. <didn't attempt getting the horses across the stream until we had reached the ford>

Origin of FORD

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse fjǫrthr fjord, Latin portus port, Old English faran to go — more at fare
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to FORD

2ford

verb

: to cross (an area of water) by walking or riding across a shallow part

Full Definition of FORD

transitive verb
:  to cross (a body of water) by wading
ford·able \ˈfr-də-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of FORD

1614

Ford

biographical name \ˈfrd\

Definition of FORD

Ford Mad*ox \ˈma-dəks\ 1873–1939 originally Ford Hermann Huef*fer \ˈhü-fər; ˈhwe-fər, ˈwe-\ Eng. author

Ford

biographical name

Definition of FORD

Gerald R(udolph) 1913–2006 Am. polit.; 38th pres. of the United States (1974–77)

Ford

biographical name

Definition of FORD

Henry 1863–1947 Am. automobile manuf.

Ford

biographical name

Definition of FORD

John 1586–?1639 Eng. dram.

Ford

biographical name

Definition of FORD

John 1895–1973 originally John Martin Feeney Am. film dir.

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