ford /ˈford, ˈfɔrd/
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. Scott.
2. A stream; a current.
With water of the ford
Or of the clouds. --Spenser.
Permit my ghost to pass the Styg░an ford. --Dryden.
Ford, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forded; p. pr. & vb. n. Fording.] 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.
n 1: United States film maker (1896-1973) [syn: John Ford]
2: grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987) [syn: Henry Ford II]
3: son of Henry Ford (1893-1943) [syn: Edsel Bryant Ford]
4: English writer and editor (1873-1939) [syn: Ford Madox Ford,
Ford Hermann Hueffer]
5: 38th President of the United States; appointed Vice
President and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
[syn: Gerald Ford, Gerald R. Ford, Gerald Rudolph
Ford, President Ford]
6: United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass
production (1863-1947) [syn: Henry Ford]
7: a shallow area in a stream that can be forded [syn: crossing]
8: the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car
or on a horse [syn: fording]
v : cross a river where it's shallow
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.