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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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 verb To cross (a body of water) at a ford.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A stream to be crossed.
  • To pass or cross, as a river or other body of water, by walking on the bottom; pass through by wading.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • verb To cross a stream using a ford.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English ford. Cognate with English firth, fjord (via Old Norse), German Furt.

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