Meaning of “ford” in the English Dictionary

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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)