Ford meaning

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To ford is defined as to cross a river at a shallow place.

An example of ford is when cattle are taken across the stream to get to the other side.

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A shallow place in a body of water, such as a river, where one can cross by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle.
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(born John Martin Feeney) 1894-1973; U.S. film director.
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The definition of a ford is a shallow area of a river where it's easier to cross.

An example of a ford is where you can see the bottom of a river.

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To cross (a body of water) at a ford.
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A shallow place in a stream, river, etc., where one can cross by wading or by riding on horseback, in an automobile, etc.
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To cross at a ford.
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(born Ford Madox Hueffer) 1873-1939; Eng. writer & editor.
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(born Leslie Lynch King, Jr.) 1913-2006; 38th president of the U.S. (1974-77)
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1863-1947; U.S. automobile manufacturer.
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1586-1639?; Eng. dramatist.
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A location where a stream is shallow and the bottom has good footing, making it possible to cross from one side to the other with no bridge, by walking, riding, or driving through the water; a crossing.
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To cross a stream using a ford.
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A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a ford.
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A make of car, named for Henry Ford.
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Suffix indicating a place on a river suitable for crossing or fording.
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Origin of ford

  • Middle English from Old English per-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English ford, from Proto-Germanic *furduz, from Proto-Indo-European *pértus (“crossing”). Cognate with English firth, fjord (via Old Norse), German Furt, and more distantly with port (via Latin).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English ford

    From Wiktionary