What does ford mean?

Definitions for ford
fɔrd, foʊrd; ˈmæd əksford

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ford, John Ford(noun)

    United States film maker (1896-1973)

  2. Ford, Henry Ford II(noun)

    grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)

  3. Ford, Edsel Bryant Ford(noun)

    son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)

  4. Ford, Ford Madox Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer(noun)

    English writer and editor (1873-1939)

  5. Ford, Gerald Ford, Gerald R. Ford, Gerald Rudolph Ford, President Ford(noun)

    38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)

  6. Ford, Henry Ford(noun)

    United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)

  7. ford, crossing(noun)

    a shallow area in a stream that can be forded

  8. ford, fording(verb)

    the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse

  9. ford(verb)

    cross a river where it's shallow

Wiktionary

  1. ford(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.

  2. ford(Verb)

    To cross a stream using a ford.

  3. Ford(Noun)

    A make of car, named for Henry Ford.

  4. Ford(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived near a ford.

  5. Origin: From furduz, from per-. Cognate with ford. More at fare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ford(verb)

    a place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading

  2. Ford(verb)

    a stream; a current

  3. Ford(verb)

    to pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through

  4. Origin: [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel. fjrr bay, and to E. fare. 78. See Fare, v. i., and cf. Frith arm of the sea.]

Freebase

  1. Ford

    Ford is a make of automobile produced by the Ford Motor Company.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ford

    fōrd, n. a place where water may be crossed on foot: a stream where it may be crossed.—v.t. to cross water on foot.—adj. Ford′able. [A.S. fordfaran, to go; Ger. furtfahren, to go on foot; akin to Gr. poros, and to Eng. fare, ferry, and far.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. ford

    The shallow part of a river, where troops may pass without injuring their arms.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. ford

    A place in a river or other water where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, or by wading. A ford should not be deeper than 3 feet for infantry, 4 feet for cavalry, and 21⁄2 feet for artillery. These limits must be lessened if the stream be swift. A bottom of large stones is bad for cavalry and impracticable for carriages; gravel is the best bottom; a sandy bottom, though good at first, is apt to deepen when many troops pass.

  2. ford

    To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by treading or walking on the bottom; to pass through by wading; to wade through.

Editors Contribution

  1. FORD

    Ford as a noun means a shallow crossing in a stream or river for someone to cross it.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 3, 2019  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ford' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4165

How to pronounce ford?

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How to say ford in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ford in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ford in a Sentence

  1. Kathleen Kennedy:

    It was perfect, classic Harrison Ford.

  2. David Bailey:

    We may see the end of all Ford manufacturing in Britain.

  3. Steve Kravitz:

    Ford used to have a better idea now they don't have a clue.

  4. Candace Faber:

    Like many survivors, I was inspired by Dr. Ford’s courage.

  5. David Steinberg:

    Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan - a Mount Rushmore of incompetence.

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