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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  Scott. 
 
  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. 
  {Fording}.] 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Ford 
  n  1:  38th  President  of  the  United  States;  appointed  Vice 
  President  and  succeeded  Nixon  when  Nixon  resigned  (1913- 
  )  [syn:  {Ford},  {Gerald  Ford},  {Gerald  R.  Ford},  {Gerald 
  Rudolph  Ford}] 
  2:  1863-1947  [syn:  {Ford},  {Henry  Ford}] 
  3:  a  shallow  area  in  a  stream  that  can  be  forded  [syn:  {crossing}] 
  4:  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 
 
  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]: 
 
  Ford 
  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. 
  51:32). 
 




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