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8 definitions found
 for Ford
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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           His last section, which is no deep one, remains only to
           be forted.                               --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He swam the Esk river where ford there was none.
                                                    --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     2. A stream; a current.
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              With water of the ford
              Or of the clouds.                     --Spenser.
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              Permit my ghost to pass the Styg?an ford. --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Ford
      n 1: United States film maker (1896-1973) [syn: Ford, John
           Ford]
      2: grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987) [syn: Ford, Henry Ford
         II]
      3: son of Henry Ford (1893-1943) [syn: Ford, Edsel Bryant
         Ford]
      4: English writer and editor (1873-1939) [syn: Ford, Ford
         Madox Ford, Ford Hermann Hueffer]
      5: 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,
         President Ford]
      6: United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass
         production (1863-1947) [syn: Ford, Henry Ford]
      7: a shallow area in a stream that can be forded [syn: ford,
         crossing]
      8: the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car
         or on a horse [syn: ford, fording]
      v 1: cross a river where it's shallow

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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).
     

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Ford -- U.S. County in Illinois
     Population (2000):    14241
     Housing Units (2000): 6060
     Land area (2000):     485.899192 sq. miles (1258.473076 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.517324 sq. miles (1.339862 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    486.416516 sq. miles (1259.812938 sq. km)
     Located within:       Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
     Location:             40.552455 N, 88.223413 W
     Headwords:
      Ford
      Ford, IL
      Ford County
      Ford County, IL
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Ford -- U.S. County in Kansas
     Population (2000):    32458
     Housing Units (2000): 11650
     Land area (2000):     1098.498110 sq. miles (2845.096923 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.788199 sq. miles (2.041426 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1099.286309 sq. miles (2847.138349 sq. km)
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.720186 N, 99.912921 W
     Headwords:
      Ford
      Ford, KS
      Ford County
      Ford County, KS
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Ford, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas
     Population (2000):    314
     Housing Units (2000): 121
     Land area (2000):     0.419623 sq. miles (1.086819 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.419623 sq. miles (1.086819 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            23725
     Located within:       Kansas (KS), FIPS 20
     Location:             37.635977 N, 99.753013 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     67842
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Ford, KS
      Ford
  

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