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[ fawrd, fohrd ]
/ f蓴rd, fo蕣rd /
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Definition of ford

noun
a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading.
verb (used with object)
to cross (a river, stream, etc.) at a ford.
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Origin of ford

before 900; Middle English (noun), Old English; cognate with Old Frisian forda,German Furt; akin to Old Norse fj谦rthr,fare, port1

OTHER WORDS FROM ford

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Other definitions for ford (2 of 2)

Ford
[ fawrd, fohrd ]
/ f蓴rd, fo蕣rd /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ford (1 of 2)

ford
/ (f蓴藧d) /

noun
a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc
verb
(tr) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area

Derived forms of ford

fordable, adjective

Word Origin for ford

Old English; related to Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt ford, Latin porta door, portus port 1

British Dictionary definitions for ford (2 of 2)

Ford
/ (f蓴藧d) /

noun
Ford Maddox (藞m忙d蓹ks) original name Ford Madox Hueffer . 1873鈥1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade's End (1924鈥28).
Gerald R (udolph). 1913鈥2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974鈥77)
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)
Henry . 1863鈥1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
John . 1586鈥?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
John, real name Sean O'Feeney . 1895鈥1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
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