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CIDE DICTIONARY

fordn. [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel. fjör bay, and to E. fare. Fare, v. i., and cf. Frith arm of the sea.].
  •  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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stream; a current.  [1913 Webster]
    "With water of the ford
    Or of the clouds.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Permit my ghost to pass the Stygford."  [1913 Webster]
fordv. t. 
     To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through.  [1913 Webster]
    "His last section, which is no deep one, remains only to be forted."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

ford, n. & v.
--n. a shallow place where a river or stream may be crossed by wading or in a vehicle.
--v.tr. cross (water) at a ford.

Derivative
fordable adj. fordless adj.
Etymology
OE f. WG

THESAURUS

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

ROGET THESAURUS

ford

Method

N method, way, manner, wise, gait, form, mode, fashion, tone, guise, modus operandi, MO, procedure, path, road, route, course, line of way, line of road, trajectory, orbit, track, beat, tack, steps, stair, staircase, flight of stairs, ladder, stile, perron, bridge, footbridge, viaduct, pontoon, steppingstone, plank, gangway, drawbridge, pass, ford, ferry, tunnel, pipe, door, gateway, channel, passage, avenue, means of access, approach, adit, artery, lane, loan, alley, aisle, lobby, corridor, back-door, back-stairs, secret passage, covert way, vennel, roadway, pathway, stairway, express, thoroughfare, highway, turnpike, freeway, royal road, coach road, broad highway, King's highway, Queen's highway, beaten track, beaten path, horse road, bridle road, bridle track, bridle path, walk, trottoir, footpath, pavement, flags, sidewalk, crossroad, byroad, bypath, byway, cut, short cut carrefour, private road, occupation road, highways and byways, railroad, railway, tram road, tramway, towpath, causeway, canal, street, speedway, adv, how, in what way, in what manner, by what mode, so, in this way, after this fashion, one way or another, anyhow, somehow or other, by way of, via, in transitu, on the high road to, hae tibi erunt artes.

Passage

VB pass, pass through, perforate, penetrate, permeate, thread, thrid, enfilade, go through, go across, go over, pass over, cut across, ford, cross, pass and repass, work, make one's way, thread one's way, worm one's way, force one's way, make a passage form a passage, cut one's way through, find its way, find its vent, transmit, make way, clear the course, traverse, go over the ground.


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