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English Dictionary: Ford by the DICT Development Group
5 results for Ford
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. United States film maker (1896-1973) [syn: Ford, {John Ford}]
  2. grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
    Synonym(s): Ford, Henry Ford II
  3. son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
    Synonym(s): Ford, Edsel Bryant Ford
  4. English writer and editor (1873-1939)
    Synonym(s): Ford, Ford Madox Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer
  5. 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
    Synonym(s): Ford, Gerald Ford, Gerald R. Ford, Gerald Rudolph Ford, President Ford
  6. United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
    Synonym(s): Ford, Henry Ford
  7. a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    Synonym(s): ford, crossing
  8. the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
    Synonym(s): ford, fording
  1. cross a river where it's shallow
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ford \Ford\ (f[omac]rd), n. [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel.
      fj[94]r[edh]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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ford \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.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Ford, KS (city, FIPS 23725)
      Location: 37.63699 N, 99.75400 W
      Population (1990): 247 (122 housing units)
      Area: 1.1 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 67842
   Ford, WA
      Zip code(s): 99013

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      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.
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