g. r. ford

Ford

[fawrd, fohrd]
noun
1.
Elizabeth Bloomer ("Betty") 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald R. Ford).
2.
Ford Madox [mad-uhks] , (Ford Madox Hueffer) 1873–1939, English novelist, poet, critic, and editor.
3.
Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) (Leslie Lynch King, Jr) 1913–2006, U.S. political leader: congressman 1948–73; vice president 1973–74; 38th president of the U.S. 1974–77.
4.
Guy Stanton, 1873–1963, U.S. historian, educator, and editor.
5.
Henry, 1863–1947, U.S. automobile manufacturer.
6.
John, 1586?–c1640, English playwright.
7.
John (Sean O'Feeney) 1895–1973, U.S. film director.
8.
a male given name.
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ford (fɔːd)
 
n
1.  a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc
 
vb
2.  (tr) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area
 
[Old English; related to Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt ford, Latin porta door, portusport1]
 
'fordable
 
adj

Ford (fɔːd)
 
n
1.  Ford Maddox (ˈmædəks) original name Ford Madox Hueffer. 1873--1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade's End (1924--28).
2.  GeraldR(udolph). 1913--2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974--77)
3.  Harrison. born 1942, US film actor. His films include Star Wars (1977) and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and its sequels, Bladerunner (1982), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000)
4.  Henry. 1863--1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
5.  John. 1586--?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
6.  John, real name Sean O'Feeney. 1895--1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

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Word Origin & History

ford
O.E. ford, from P.Gmc. *furdhus (cf. O.Fris. forda, O.H.G. furt, Ger. Furt "ford"), from PIE *prtus (cf. L. portus "harbor," originally "entrance, passage;" O.Welsh rit, Welsh rhyd "ford;" O.E. faran "to go;" see port (1)). The verb is attested from 1610s. Related: Forded;
fording. The line of automobiles is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).
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Ford definition


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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