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 fording
The MPC was supposed to be a simple river-crosser—either by fording of swimming.
Then the pack train, fording the stream, attacked the sudden ascent, and bade adieu to such civilization as the coast afforded.Whirligigs|O. Henry
Orders were at the same time dispatched to Townshend and Murray to be in readiness for fording the river.The Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 (of 5)|John Marshall
Following watercourses, fording swollen streams, picking their way over rocks and loose boulders, through mud and sand.Blue Ridge Country|Jean Thomas
We were fording a stream one hot day, and seeing him scooping up water with difficulty in his hands, I took out my mug for him.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume II (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
There was no chance of fording the stream, and there was then no bridge.Adventures among Books|Andrew Lang
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.