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ford

 (fôrd)
n.
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.
tr.v. ford·ed, ford·ing, fords
To cross (a body of water) at a ford.

[Middle English, from Old English; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

ford′a·ble adj.

ford

(fɔːd)
n
(Physical Geography) a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc
vb
(tr) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area
[Old English; related to Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt ford, Latin porta door, portus port1]
ˈfordable adj

Ford

(fɔːd)
n
1. (Biography) Ford Maddox (ˈmædəks) original name Ford Madox Hueffer. 1873–1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade's End (1924–28).
2. (Biography) Gerald R(udolph). 1913–2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974–77)
3. (Biography) Harrison. born 1942, US film actor. His films include Star Wars (1977) and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and its sequels, Bladerunner (1982), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000)
4. (Biography) Henry. 1863–1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
5. (Biography) John. 1586–?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
6. (Biography) John, real name Sean O'Feeney. 1895–1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

ford

(fɔrd, foʊrd)

n., v. ford•ed, ford•ing. n.
1. a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading.
v.t.
2. to cross (a river, stream, etc.) at a ford.
[before 900; Middle English (n.), Old English]
ford′a•ble, adj.

Ford

(fɔrd, foʊrd)

n.
1. Ford Mad•ox (ˈmæd əks) (Ford Madox Hueffer), 1873–1939, English critic and editor.
2. Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) (Leslie Lynch King, Jr.), born 1913, 38th president of the U.S. 1974–77.
3. Henry, 1863–1947, U.S. automobile manufacturer.
4. John, 1586?–c1640, English playwright.

ford


Past participle: forded
Gerund: fording

Imperative
ford
ford
Present
I ford
you ford
he/she/it fords
we ford
you ford
they ford
Preterite
I forded
you forded
he/she/it forded
we forded
you forded
they forded
Present Continuous
I am fording
you are fording
he/she/it is fording
we are fording
you are fording
they are fording
Present Perfect
I have forded
you have forded
he/she/it has forded
we have forded
you have forded
they have forded
Past Continuous
I was fording
you were fording
he/she/it was fording
we were fording
you were fording
they were fording
Past Perfect
I had forded
you had forded
he/she/it had forded
we had forded
you had forded
they had forded
Future
I will ford
you will ford
he/she/it will ford
we will ford
you will ford
they will ford
Future Perfect
I will have forded
you will have forded
he/she/it will have forded
we will have forded
you will have forded
they will have forded
Future Continuous
I will be fording
you will be fording
he/she/it will be fording
we will be fording
you will be fording
they will be fording
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fording
you have been fording
he/she/it has been fording
we have been fording
you have been fording
they have been fording
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fording
you will have been fording
he/she/it will have been fording
we will have been fording
you will have been fording
they will have been fording
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fording
you had been fording
he/she/it had been fording
we had been fording
you had been fording
they had been fording
Conditional
I would ford
you would ford
he/she/it would ford
we would ford
you would ford
they would ford
Past Conditional
I would have forded
you would have forded
he/she/it would have forded
we would have forded
you would have forded
they would have forded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ford - United States film maker (1896-1973)Ford - United States film maker (1896-1973)
2.Ford - grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
3.Ford - son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
4.ford - English writer and editor (1873-1939)Ford - English writer and editor (1873-1939)
5.ford - 38th President of the United StatesFord - 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
6.ford - United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)Ford - United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
7.ford - a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
body of water, water - the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean); "they invaded our territorial waters"; "they were sitting by the water's edge"
stream, watercourse - a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
8.ford - the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horseford - the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
crossing - traveling across
shallow fording - fording at a shallow place
deep fording - fording at a deep place in the stream
Verb1.ford - cross a river where it's shallow
cross, cut across, cut through, get over, traverse, pass over, get across, track, cover - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

ford

noun crossing, causeway, crossing place They found the ford and waded across.
verb cross, pass over, traverse, go across, wade across We forded the river.
Translations
معْبَر في نَهْر، مَخاضَهيَعْبُر، يَجْتاز، يَخوض
brodpřebrodit
krydsevadested
átgázolgázlógázol
fara yfir á vaîivaî
brastabristiperbristi
braslspārbrist braslu
brodprebrodiť
sığ geçitsığ yerden geçmek

ford

[fɔːd]
A. Nvado m
B. VTvadear

ford

[ˈfɔːrd]
ngué m
vt [+ river] → passer à gué

ford

nFurt f
vtdurchqueren; (on foot also) → durchwaten

ford

[fɔːd]
1. nguado

ford

(foːd) noun
a shallow crossing-place in a river.
verb
to cross (water) on foot etc. They forded the river.
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Ford started anew to tell how he had first read "The Ring of Bells," and Mr.
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When Owen Ford came Anne secretly admitted, as Miss Cornelia towed him in, that he was very "well-looking" indeed.
Certainly, on the outside, as Miss Cornelia said, Owen Ford was a very presentable fellow.
She greeted Owen Ford with cold civility, and told him in a business-like tone that his room and his supper were ready for him.
Paul Ford climbed the hill and entered the Pendleton Woods, hoping that the hushed beauty of God's out-of-doors would still the tumult that His children of men had wrought.
Paul Ford understood very well that he (God's minister), the church, the town, and even Christianity itself was suffering; and must suffer still more unless--
Whilst the prince's council was sitting, Alleyne and Ford had remained in the outer hall, where they were soon surrounded by a noisy group of young Englishmen of their own rank, all eager to hear the latest news from England.
I take it," said Ford, "that it is much as it was when you were there last, save that perchance there is a little less noise there.
The abrupt departure of George Kearney from Devil's Ford excited but little interest in the community, and was soon forgotten.
Meantime the material prosperity of Devil's Ford increased, if a prosperity based upon no visible foundation but the confidences and hopes of its inhabitants could be called material.