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ford Explained

ford at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


Ford at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

1 trademark one of the world's largest car companies, which is based in the US and has factories in many countries:
2 a car made by this company:
Ford Maddox (1873-1939) a British writer of many poems, articles, and novels, including The Good Soldier and Parade's End, which relate his experiences as an army officer in France in World War I//
Gerald (1913-) a US politician in the Republican Party who became President of the US in 1974 after Richard Nixon was forced to resign (=leave his job) because of Watergate.//
Harrison (1942- ) a US actor who is famous for appearing in films about exciting adventures, such as Star Wars (1977), and for appearing as the character Indiana Jones in a series of films such as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom//
Henry (1863-1947) a US businessman and engineer, who started making cars in 1896 and established the Ford Motor Company. He developed the idea of the assembly line (=system in which each worker is responsible for one small part of the process of making something) , and this made it possible to produce cars in large numbers.//
John (1895-1973) a US film director famous for his westerns (=films about the American west in the 19th century) . His films include Stagecoach (1939), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949), and The Searchers (1956).//

ford at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Language: Old English; Origin:]// a place where a river is not deep, so that you can walk or drive across it// -- ford v [T] //

FORD at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

Federation Of Retired Drivers, First On Race Day, Fix Or Repair Daily [Humor], Flip Over and Read Directions, For Off Road Driving, For Only Real Drivers

ford at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "ford":
access, aisle, alley, ambulatory, aperture, arcade, artery, avenue,
bank, bar, bestride, bypass, channel, cloister, colonnade,
communication, conduit, connection, coral reef, corridor,
covered way, cross, defile, exit, ferry, flat, gallery,
get ahead of, go across, go by, inlet, interchange, intersection,
junction, lane, opening, outlet, overpass, overstride, pass,
pass by, pass over, passage, passageway, portico, railroad tunnel,
reef, sandbank, sandbar, shallow, shallows, shelf, shoal,
shoal water, shoot ahead of, step over, straddle, tidal flats,
traject, trajet, tunnel, underpass, wetlands

ford at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Passage): pass, pass through, go through, go across, ford, cross, transmit, make way, traverse.

Ford at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

e, pose.

[V] (Form): form, shape, figure, fashion, carve, cut, chisel, hew, cast, rough hew, rough cast, sketch, block out, hammer out, trim, set, mold, sculpture,

[V] (Propulsion): propel, impel, project, throw, fling, cast, pitch, chuck, toss, heave, hurl, flirt, ejaculate, send, send off, fire off, discharge, shoot, launch, re

ford at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb
noun a shallow place in a river where it is possible to drive or walk across
verb [VN] to walk or drive across a river or stream

Ford at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Ford \Ford\ (f[=o]rd), n. [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel.
fj["o]r[eth]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.

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.

Ford at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

ford at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Ford|FORD|-ford|förd


Inter: wikipedia » dab=ford (disambiguation)|ford

Alternative forms

* Inter: l » en|foorth Inter: qualifier » obsolete, {{defdate|14th century}}


* Inter: IPA » /foʊɹd/|/fɔːɹd/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-ford.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɔː(r)d


    Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » ford#Old English|ford. Cognate with Inter: e » n Inter: term » firth|lang=en, Inter: term » fjord|lang=en (via Inter: no » n), Inter: d » e Inter: term » Furt|lang=de.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • 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.


    Inter: trans-top » crossing
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|drif
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|va {{f}} and {{m}}
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|ibi
    • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|брод|m|tr=brod|sc=Cyrl
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|брод|m|tr=brod|sc=Cyrl
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|淺灘|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|浅滩|tr=qiǎntān|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|津|tr=jīn|sc=Hani, Inter: l » cmn|可|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|涉|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|水|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|而|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|過|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|的|sc=HantInter: l » cmn|可|地方|sc=Hant, Inter: l » cmn|可|可|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|涉|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|水|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|而|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|过|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|的|sc=HansInter: l » cmn|可|地方|sc=Hani (kě shè shuǐ ér guò de dìfāng)
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|brod|m
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|vadested|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|voorde|c, Inter: t- » nl|doorwaardbare plaats|c
    • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|koolmekoht
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|vað|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kahlaamo, Inter: t- » fi|kahlauspaikka, Inter: t- » fi|kahluupaikka
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|gué|m
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ფონი|tr=poni|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Furt|f
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|gázló

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|guado|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|浅瀬|tr=あさせ, asase|sc=Jpan
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|vadum|n
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|брод|m|tr=brod|sc=Cyrl
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|tohor, Inter: t- » ms|tohor sungai
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|vadeplass|m, Inter: t- » no|vadested|n
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bród|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|vau
  • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|vad|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|брод|m|tr=brod|sc=Cyrl
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|àth|m
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|брод|m|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » sh|газ|m|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t+ » sh|brod|m, Inter: t- » sh|gaz|m
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|brod|m
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|brod|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|vado|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|vadställe|n
  • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|брід|m|tr=brid|sc=Cyrl
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t- » vi|chỗ cạn

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • To cross a stream using a ford.


    Inter: trans-top » to cross a stream
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|涉過|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|涉过|tr=shèguò|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|přebrodit
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|travadi
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kahlata
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ფონზე გასვლა|sc=Geor
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|guadare

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|броди|tr=bródi|sc=Cyrl
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|vade
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|przeprawić
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|переходить вброд|tr=perexodít' vbrod|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t- » ru|перейти вброд|tr=pereijtí vbrod|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|vadear

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Old English


    From Inter: etyl » gem-pro|ang Inter: recons » furduz||crossing, ford|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|ang Inter: recons » per-||to ferry, put across|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » osx|- Inter: term » ford||ford|lang=osx. More at Inter: l » en|fare.


    Inter: ang-noun » g=m
  • ford.
    1. waterway.


      Inter: ang-decl-noun-u-m » ford


      * Inter: etyl » enm|-: Inter: l » enm|ford

  • Inter: etyl » en|-: Inter: l » en|ford

  • Category: ang:ford -
    Translation: cs » ford
    Translation: et » ford
    Translation: eo » ford
    Translation: eu » ford
    Translation: fr » ford
    Translation: ko » ford
    Translation: io » ford
    Translation: it » ford
    Translation: kn » ford
    Translation: ka » ford
    Translation: hu » ford
    Translation: mg » ford
    Translation: ml » ford
    Translation: my » ford
    Translation: pl » ford
    Translation: pt » ford
    Translation: ru » ford
    Category: simple:ford -
    Translation: sk » ford
    Translation: fi » ford
    Translation: sv » ford
    Translation: ta » ford
    Translation: te » ford
    Translation: vi » ford
    Translation: zh » ford

    Ford at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » ford


    Proper noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
    Inter: wikipedia » Ford|Ford (automaker)
  • Inter: surname » topographic|from=Middle English|dot= for someone who lived near a ford.


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A make of car, named for Category: w - :Henry Ford|Henry Ford.
    1. Willa Cather, My Antonia (2006) p. 187:
    2. : They have a Ford car now, and she don't seem so far away from me as she used to.
    3. Hester Browne, The Little Lady Agency (2006) p. 59:
    4. : I remembered too late that Honey should probably drive a cute little Mini or a Ford Fiesta or some such. Damn.
    5. William Braxton Irvine, On Desire: Why We Want What We Want (2005) p. 26:
    6. : He is disturbed not by the crass materialism of his life but by the fact that he is still driving a Ford when he could and should be driving a Porsche.
    7. Robert McCrum, Wodehouse: A Life (2004) p. 154:
    8. : When she spotted her stepfather coming towards her she had pulled over and Wodehouse crossed over to greet her, noticing too late that she was being followed by a Ford, which swerved to avoid the Buick.
    9. Keith Bradsher, High and Mighty: The Dangerous Rise of the Suv (2004) p. 304:
    10. : A Ford dealer in Saudi Arabia repeatedly warned the automaker the same year that Firestone tires were failing on Explorers.
    11. : ...
    12. : A Ford memo in March 1999 said that Firestone's legal staff did not want to to replace tires in Saudi Arabia for fear that doing so would require Firestone to notify NHTSA, and added that a Ford lawyer had worries "similar to the Firestone concerns."
    13. Lois Lowry, The Silent Boy (2003) p. 140:
    14. : But if he had a Ford automobile, he could simply telephone the garage, and--
    15. : ...
    16. : We didn't need a Ford motorcar.
    17. Elmore Leonard, Killshot (2003):
    18. : Elmore Leonard is as dependable as a Ford used to be and as knowing as a New York fashion designer.
    19. Catherine Ryan Hyde, Pay It Forward (2000) p. 24:
    20. : Unless, of course, he limped away, not sauntered off, maybe dragged himself to a hospital, maybe got out okay, maybe died, far from anything to tie him to a Ford extra cab, far from any ties to hometown news.
    21. John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1998) p. 141:
    22. : It is easy to see why the modern car manufacturer does not enjoy the eminence of a Ford or an Olds.
    23. Stella Gibbons, Cold Comfort Farm (1995) p. 90:
    24. : Why don't you go round the country with a Ford van, preaching on market days?
    25. Bernard Goldberg, Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes how the Media Distort the News (2001) p. 174:
    26. : And they can also live in a bigger house and drive something a little fancier than a Chevy or a Ford.
    27. Henry Ford, Samuel Crowther, My Life and Work (1922) p. 146:
    28. : There were several of us and we had a little caravan — the Lanchester, a Packard, and a Ford or two.


      Inter: trans-top » a make of a car

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|فورد|m|tr=fuurd
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|福特|tr=Fútè|sc=Hani
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|פורד
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|फ़ोर्ड|tr=fōrḍ
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|フォード|tr=Fōdo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|포드|tr=Podeu|sc=Hang
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|फोर्ड|f|tr=forḍa|sc=Deva
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|فورد
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Форд|m|tr=Ford
    • Tamil: Inter: t- » ta|போர்ட்|sc=Taml, Inter: t- » ta|போர்டு|sc=Taml
    • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ฟอร์ด|sc=Thai
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|فورڈ|tr=fōrḍ

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Automobiles -
    Translation: et » Ford
    Translation: fr » Ford
    Translation: ru » Ford
    Translation: sr » Ford

    förd at English (WD) Of Explained:



    Inter: head » sv|verb form
  • Inter: sv-verb-form-pastpart » föra

  • Translation: sv » förd