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ford

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noun \ˈfȯrd\

Definition of ford

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

Examples of ford in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of ford

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse fjǫrthr fjord, Latin portus port, Old English faran to go — more at fare


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ford

verb

Definition of ford

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cross (a body of water) by wading

fordable

play \ˈfȯr-də-bəl\ adjective

First Known Use of ford

1614


Ford

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biographical name \ˈfȯrd\

Definition of Ford

  1. Ford Mad*oxplay \ˈma-dəks\ 1873–1939 originally Ford Hermann Huef*ferplay \ˈhü-fər; ˈhwe-fər, ˈwe-\ English author


Ford

biographical name

Definition of Ford

  1. Gerald R(udolph) 1913–2006 American politician; 38th president of the U.S. (1974–77)


Ford

biographical name

Definition of Ford

  1. Henry 1863–1947 American automobile manufacturer


Ford

biographical name

Definition of Ford

  1. John 1586–?1639 English dramatist


Ford

biographical name

Definition of Ford

  1. John 1895–1973 originally John Martin Feeney American film director


FORD Defined for English Language Learners

ford

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noun

Definition of ford for English Language Learners

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

ford

verb

Definition of ford for English Language Learners

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


FORD Defined for Kids

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ford

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noun \ˈfȯrd\

Definition of ford for Students

  1. :  a shallow place in a body of water that may be crossed by wading


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ford

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verb

Definition of ford for Students

forded

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fording

  1. :  to cross by wading We had to ford a stream.



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