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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A shallow place in a body of water, such as a river, where one can cross by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle.
  • transitive v. To cross (a body of water) at a ford.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A location where a stream is shallow and the bottom has good footing, making it possible to cross from one side to the other with no bridge, by walking, riding, or driving through the water; a crossing.
  • v. To cross a stream using a ford.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading.
  • n. A stream; a current.
  • transitive v. To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pass or cross, as a river or other body of water, by walking on the bottom; pass through by wading.
  • n. A place in a river or other body of water where it may be passed or crossed by man or beast on foot, or by wading.
  • n. A stream to be crossed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
  • n. a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  • v. cross a river where it's shallow
  • n. grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
  • n. United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
  • n. United States film maker (1896-1973)
  • n. the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
  • n. English writer and editor (1873-1939)
  • n. 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English; see per-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English ford. Cognate with English firth, fjord (via Old Norse), German Furt. (Wiktionary)

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