verb (used with object)
Origin of ford
Examples from the Web for ford
Contemporary Examples of ford
The first day of Liberty, I was hanging around waiting for Ford to come in.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
Ford Madox Ford raged against English novelists from Henry Fielding to George Meredith.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
Ford, now with the Middle East Institute, says that in some ways the strikes have “undermined the moderates.”Is Obama Done Playing Footsie With Assad?
November 17, 2014
The summit is sponsored by Credit Suisse, the Ford Foundation, and the Investigation Discovery Network.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
Her car is a Gold 2001 ford focus washington plates 495 YLY both back tires are donuts.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?
November 6, 2014
Historical Examples of ford
I had little fear of him while Ford and Chapin were at hand, but they could not be near me always.Twelve Years a Slave
With five thousand infantry and one hundred and eighty cavalry he has advanced to a ford beyond the fork of Chateauguay.Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
There is a broad ditch without a ford in front of us, full twenty feet across!'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
There was no conversation now, for the fear in every heart was that they would arrive at the ford too late to avail.Winning His "W"
Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
By the time the bridge was restored the river had fallen sufficiently to allow the cavalry to ford it.From Bull Run to Appomattox
Luther W. Hopkins
Word Origin for ford
Old English ford "shallow place where water can be crossed," from Proto-Germanic *furdhus (cf. Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt, German Furt "ford"), from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage" (cf. Latin portus "harbor," originally "entrance, passage;" Old Welsh rit, Welsh rhyd "ford;" Old English faran "to go;" see port (n.1)). The line of automobiles is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).
1610s, from ford (n.). Related: Forded; fording.