Definition of ford noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

ford

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//fɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fɔːrd//
 
Rivers and lakes
 
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a shallow place in a river where it is possible to drive or walk across See related entries: Rivers and lakes Word Origin Old English, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch voorde, also to fare.
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