Ford (?), n. [AS. ford; akin to G. furt, Icel. forr bay, and to E. fare. 78. See Fare, v. i., and cf. Frith arm of the sea.]

1.

A place in a river, or other water, where it may 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 Stygan ford. Dryden.

 

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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.

 

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