Ford Definition

fôrd
forded, fording, fords
noun
fords
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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A make of car, named for Henry Ford.

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Synonyms:
  • henry ford
  • President Ford
  • Gerald Rudolph Ford
  • Gerald R. Ford
  • gerald ford
  • Ford Hermann Hueffer
  • ford madox ford
  • edsel bryant ford
  • john ford
  • henry ford ii
  • crossing
  • fording
  • shallow
  • passage
  • portage
verb
forded, fording, fords
To cross at a ford.
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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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proper name
(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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(born John Martin Feeney) 1894-1973; U.S. film director.
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pronoun

A topographic surname​ for someone who lived near a ford.

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suffix

Suffix indicating a place on a river suitable for crossing or fording.

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Other Word Forms of Ford

Noun

Singular:
ford
Plural:
fords

Origin of Ford

  • 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

  • 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 Wiktionary

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