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.

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

  2. ford(Verb)

    To cross a stream using a ford.

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

  3. Ford(Noun)

    A make of car, named for Henry Ford.

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

  4. Ford(ProperNoun)

    for someone who lived near a ford.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Ford(verb)

    a stream; a current

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Ford(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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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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. Emeasoba George:

    It's more advisable and better off to live for others than to live for oneself or yourself. Yes! because a selfish person is easily forgotten after his or her demise. Whereas, the world do remember and celebrate the generous person(s) perpetually e.g. John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, George Soros, Oprah Winfrey, Warren Buffett, Henry Ford, J.N. Tata, J.R.D. Tata,Tata Group, Tata Family, Tata Motors, Sudha Murthy, Martin Luther King Jnr., Mother Theresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Dr. Myles Munroe, Chinua Achebe, Aliko Dangote, Rochas Okorocha among others. Thus, endeavour to live for others throughout your lifetime. For, it really pays eventually.

  2. Andrae Crouch:

    I memorized everything through sight, the shape of the word, some things that I write, you'll see a page with cartoon pictures or a drawing of a car -- like a Ford -- or a flag. I still do it on an occasion when a word is strange to me.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Le roi Salomon Était non roi sage et enseignant also. Ailleurs, platon Était Un merveilleux professeur et inspirateur. AINSI, socrate Était also non enseignant génial et inspirateur. Ziglar Zig Était also non enseignant profonde et motivateur. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate is Sans aucun doute la source d''inspiration juin et de la motivation des Enseignants. Enoch Adeboye Est Un enseignant et prédicateur perspicace. D'ailleurs, David Oyedepo Est Un enseignant et prédicateur charismatique Entre les Autres Enseignants et les inspirateurs Comme John C. Maxwell, Martin Luther King Jnr., le Mahatma Gandhi, Mère Teresa, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Chinua Achebe, Oprah Winfrey, Henry Ford, Nelson Mandela, Wole Soyinka, Chris Oyakhilome, Dr. Uma Ukpai, Paul Enenche, David Ogbueli, Matthew Ashimolowo, David Abioye etc., Mais Redingote, Jésus Christ Était Le plus grand professeur et inspirateur. et il Restera Toujours le plus les grands Maître et L'inspirateur de Tous les Temps. Parce Que, Il était l'incarnation de la sagesse divine, Il Est Toujours l'incarnation de la sagesse divine et il Restera Toujours l'incarnation de la sagesse divine Ou extraordinaire. Oh! oui, Jésus-christ is Ainsi la quintessence de la sagesse divine. si vous ne Avez pas d'accord avec moi. aller de l'avant et de lire les écritures (Matthieu, Marc, Luc et Jean). versez, vous Serez Sûrement et FINALEMENT d'accord avec moi cqfd.

  4. Jeff Donohue:

    Why is Ford Motor Company here? Why is UPS here? Why is Georgetown Toyota here in the state of Kentucky? Why is the Corvette plant here? They're here because of the productivity about the location, and we can get the job done.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    They wanted to talk -- the FBI to talk with the witnesses that The New York Times.Both Ford named, they want to talk to Ms. Deborah Ramirez, because Deborah Ramirez refused to talk to Senate Judiciary Committee. They're going to Mark Judge, did you ever see Brett Kavanaugh drug women or engage in gang rape. I think that's going to be the focus of it.

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