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ford (n.)

Old English ford "shallow place where water can be crossed," from Proto-Germanic *furdu- (source also of Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt, German Furt "ford"), from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage" (source also of Latin portus "harbor"), from root *per- (2) "to lead, pass over." The line of automobiles (company founded 1903) is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).

ford (v.)

"to cross a body of water by walking on the bottom," 1610s, from ford (n.). Related: Forded; fording.

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Definitions of ford
1
ford (n.)
a shallow area in a stream that can be forded;
Synonyms: crossing
ford (n.)
the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse;
Synonyms: fording
2
ford (v.)
cross a river where it's shallow;
3
Ford (n.)
United States film maker (1896-1973);
Synonyms: John Ford
Ford (n.)
grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987);
Synonyms: Henry Ford II
Ford (n.)
son of Henry Ford (1893-1943);
Synonyms: Edsel Bryant Ford
Ford (n.)
English writer and editor (1873-1939);
Synonyms: Ford Madox Ford / Ford Hermann Hueffer
Ford (n.)
38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-2006);
Synonyms: Gerald Ford / Gerald R. Ford / Gerald Rudolph Ford / President Ford
Ford (n.)
United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947);
Synonyms: Henry Ford
From wordnet.princeton.edu