Ford - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fɔːrd|  American pronunciation of the word ford
Brit.  |fɔːd|  British pronunciation of the word ford

noun

- United States film maker (1896-1973)
- grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
- son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
- English writer and editor (1873-1939)
- 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-2006)
- United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
- a shallow area in a stream that can be forded (syn: crossing)
- the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse (syn: fording)

verb

- cross a river where it's shallow

Examples

...didn't attempt getting the horses across the stream until we had reached the ford...

“What make of car is that?” “I think it's a Ford.”

I clocked up 90,000 miles in my Ford.

She cut in on a red Ford, forcing the driver to brake heavily.

the flagship of the new Ford range

Iacocca rose from humble beginnings to become boss of Ford.

In the immortal words of Henry Ford, 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it.'

He got a beat-up Ford in exchange for his worn-out Harley Davidson.

Carter followed Ford

Ford pardoned Nixon

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ford
he/she/it: fords
present participle: fording
past tense: forded
past participle: forded
noun
singular: ford
plural: fords
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