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ford, shallow place in a body of water, especially a river, that may be crossed by wading. Around the crossings habitually forded, cities sprang up; hence fords came to be the sites of numerous river towns. They have been of particular importance in migrations and in the deployment of armies in campaigns and have therefore been frequently fortified.

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ford / fôrd/ • n. a shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across. • v. [tr.] (of a person or vehicle) cross (a river or stream) at a shallow place. DERIVATIVES: ford·a·ble adj. ford·less adj.

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ford sb. OE. ford = OFris. forda, OS. -ford in place-names (Du. voorde), (O)HG. furt :- WGmc. *furdu (cf. ON. fiǫrðr FIORD:- *ferþuz) :- IE. *pṛtús, repr. also by OW. rit (W. rhyd) ford, L. portus harbour, PORT1, f. *por- *per- *pṛ- (see FARE2).

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fordaboard, abroad, accord, afford, applaud, award, bawd, board, broad, chord, Claude, cord, ford, fraud, gaud, Gawd, hoard, horde, laud, lord, maraud, milord, sward, sword, toward, unawed, unexplored, unrestored, ward •fjord

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Ford (fɔːd) (Kenya) Forum for the Restoration of Democracy

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