verb (used with object)
Origin of ford
Examples from the Web for forded
Historical Examples of forded
The four then forded the river and went on their journey, the others returned to camp.William Clayton's Journal
With cries of delight we forded the little crystal stream wherever the trail plunged knee-deep through it.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
No tattooed savage with club and javelin guarded the path; and when we forded the stream, we were free to roam where we pleased.The Cruise of the Snark
I returned the fire and the Indians broke, and we forded the river, the water being breast-deep.Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier
Frances Fuller Victor
Their artillery is in place, and another battalion has forded higher up and swept round to take the Canadians on the flank.Canada: the Empire of the North
Agnes C. Laut
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.