verb (used with object)
- forcing bid,
- forcing frequency,
- forcing house,
- ford, ford madox,
- ford, gerald,
- ford, gerald rudolph,
- ford, henry,
- ford, john
Origin of ford
Examples from the Web for fordable
It consists of two islands, with the water between sufficiently shallow to be fordable.
It was fordable, but the recent rains had licked away the slope; so the existing bank was two feet above the stream.A Simpleton|Charles Reade
On the right of the French position, across the Montmorenci River, which was fordable at low tide, was a redoubt of the enemy.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
The Nesqually is a very wide muddy torrent, fordable in places where the stream is much divided by islands.Mount Rainier|Various
Some of the streams were fordable, while others had to be swum by these primitive express trains.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
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.