a place where a river or other body of water is shallow enough to be crossed by wading.
to cross (a river, stream, etc.) at a ford.
- ford·a·ble, adjective
- un·ford·a·ble, adjective
- un·ford·ed, adjective
Other definitions for Ford (2 of 2)
Elizabeth Bloomer "Betty", 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald R. Ford).
Ford Mad·ox [mad-uhks], /ˈmæd əks/, Ford Madox Hueffer, 1873–1939, English novelist, poet, critic, and editor.
Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) Leslie Lynch King, Jr., 1913–2006, U.S. political leader: congressman 1948–73; vice president 1973–74; 38th president of the U.S. 1974–77.
Guy Stanton, 1873–1963, U.S. historian, educator, and editor.
Henry, 1863–1947, U.S. automobile manufacturer.
John, 1586?–c1640, English playwright.
John Sean O'Feeney, 1895–1973, U.S. film director.
a male given name.
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How to use ford in a sentence
The spec sheet shared by ford indicates that the medium roof height, long version of the E-Transit will get 116 miles on a charge and the extended will have 108 miles of range.Ford unveils the 2022 E-Transit, its $45,000 electric workhorse | Kirsten Korosec | November 12, 2020 | TechCrunch
Because of that gap, the coronavirus pandemic has been particularly hard on rural families with school-age children, ford said.Land O’ Lakes CEO calls for big federal spending on rural broadband | dzanemorris | October 26, 2020 | Fortune
LG argues, however, that both ford and VW should have seen trouble coming.Looming trade secrets decision may be ‘catastrophic’ for Ford and Volkswagen’s EV ambitions | dzanemorris | October 23, 2020 | Fortune
ford’s F-Series for decades has been the nation’s top-selling vehicle, and the company sold close to 900,000 in 2019.An electric Hummer? Battery-powered trucks head to showrooms | Verne Kopytoff | October 21, 2020 | Fortune
That’s the problem ford set out to solve when it designed its first F-150 Raptor, which launched in 2010.
We found several instances where no attempt had been made to bridge the streams, which were still forded as in primitive times.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car | Thomas D. Murphy
Averill at the same time forded the river at Rappahannock Station, four miles above, and moved also towards Culpepper.The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
Marched at five o'clock and arrived at the Sabine river at eight; forded it.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
After losing two horses in passing the river, the water having fallen so that we forded, we crossed and continued our route.The Expeditions of Zebulon Montgomery Pike, Volume II (of 3) | Elliott Coues
Even now I see him coming; the shallow streams he has forded; the deep rivers he has swum.Folk-Lore and Legends: North American Indian | Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for ford (1 of 2)
a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc
(tr) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area
- fordable, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Ford (2 of 2)
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).
Gerald R (udolph). 1913–2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974–77)
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 . 1863–1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
John . 1586–?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
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)
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