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Meaning of FORD

Pronunciation:  fowrd, fowrd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
  2. [n]  a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  3. [n]  American manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
  4. [n]  38th President of the United States; appointed Vice President and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
  5. [n]  English writer and editor (1873-1939)
  6. [n]  son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
  7. [n]  grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
  8. [n]  United States film maker (1896-1973)
  9. [v]  cross a river where it's shallow

FORD is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: crossing, Edsel Bryant Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer, Ford Madox Ford, fording, Gerald Ford, Gerald R. Ford, Gerald Rudolph Ford, Henry Ford, Henry Ford II, John Ford, President Ford
 See Also: author, body of water, Chief Executive, cover, cross, crossing, cut across, cut through, deep fording, film maker, film producer, filmmaker, get across, get over, industrialist, movie maker, pass over, President, President of the United States, shallow fording, stream, track, traverse, water, watercourse, writer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ford\ (f[=o]rd), n. [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel.
    fj["o]r[eth]r bay, and to E. fare. [root] 78. See {Fare}, v.
    i., and cf. {Frith} arm of the sea.]
    1. A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed
       by man or beast on foot, by wading.
             He swam the Esk river where ford there was none.
                                                   --Sir W.
    2. A stream; a current.
             With water of the ford Or of the clouds. --Spenser.
             Permit my ghost to pass the Stygian ford. --Dryden.
  2. \Ford\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Forded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to
    wade through.
          His last section, which is no deep one, remains only to
          be forted.                               --Milton.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A wet stream crossing. The crossing may use only the natural stream gravels, imported cobble, or a poured concrete roadway.
Easton Bible Dictionary

Mention is frequently made of the fords of the Jordan (Josh. 2:7; Judg. 3:28; 12:5, 6), which must have been very numerous; about fifty perhaps. The most notable was that of Bethabara. Mention is also made of the ford of the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22), and of the fords of Arnon (Isa. 16:2) and of the Euphrates (Jer. 51:32).

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