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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.fordable - shallow enough to be crossed by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle; "the stream was fordable"
shallow - lacking physical depth; having little spatial extension downward or inward from an outer surface or backward or outward from a center; "shallow water"; "a shallow dish"; "a shallow cut"; "a shallow closet"; "established a shallow beachhead"; "hit the ball to shallow left field"


[ˈfɔːdəbl] ADJvadeable


[ˈfɔːdəbl] adjguadabile
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Though fordable in almost every part at the end of summer and during the autumn, yet it was necessary to construct a raft for the transportation of the wagons and effects.
The rains that are almost continually falling in this season make it impossible to go far from home, for the rivers overflow their banks, and therefore, in a place like this, where there are neither bridges nor boats, are, if they are not fordable, utterly impassable.
I stood in the rain, and shivered, and wondered what to do, till it occurred to me that perhaps the creek was fordable.
We observed they went away west, as we did, but had supposed we would have taken that side of the lake, whereas we very happily took the south side; and in two days more they disappeared again: for they, believing we were still before them, pushed on till they came to the Udda, a very great river when it passes farther north, but when we came to it we found it narrow and fordable.
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The first group found the stream they had crossed the day before to be a little deeper and wider due to the overnight and continuing rain," said Capt Bridges "It was still fordable, so they crossed and proceeded down to the pick-up point where vehicles awaited to return them to Ballykinler.
He said on the launching ceremony of "Ujala (Unnat Jeevan by Af fordable LEDs and Appliances) Yojana" under 1OO days programme of the government, held recently in Imphal.
Rail travel will create inland corridors allowing adventure seekers to enjoy new experiences in greater numbers and at much more af- fordable rates.
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To succeed selling smartphones in the region, it is essential to reach the price point of the Chinese firms, which is unaf- fordable, said Trachino.
Australians will see key benefits from greater access to overseas markets and more af fordable prices for household items.
The river was easily fordable but the canal was deep.