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fordnoun [C]

uk   /fɔːd/ us   /fɔːrd/
an area in a river or stream that is not deep and can be crossed on foot or in a vehicle

fordverb [T]

uk   /fɔːd/ us   /fɔːrd/
to cross a river, where it is not deep, on foot or in a vehicle
fordable
adjective uk   /ˈfɔː.də.bəl/ us   /ˈfɔːr.də.bəl/
The river wasn't fordable because of all the recent rainfall.
(Definition of ford from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fordnoun [C]

us   /fɔrd, foʊrd/
a place in a river where the water is not deep, making it possible to get across
ford
verb [T] us   /fɔrd, foʊrd/
The horses forded the river without any problems.
(Definition of ford from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ford”
in Spanish vado, vadear…
in Vietnamese chỗ sông cạn…
in Malaysian cetek…
in Thai บริเวณน้ำตื้น…
in French gué…
in German die Furt…
in Chinese (Simplified) (可涉过或驶过的)河流浅水处…
in Indonesian bagian dangkal…
in Chinese (Traditional) (可涉過或駛過的)河流淺水處…
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