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ford

ford

 
pronunciation:
ford
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shallow stretch in a river or other body of water that can be crossed without a boat or raft.
We made our way along the edge of the river until we could find a ford.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: forded, fording, fords
definition: to cross (a river or other body of water) at a shallow place, as on foot or horseback.
The army forded the river a few miles below the falls.Most of the animals safely forded the river, but a few were swept away by the current and had to be rescued.
derivations: fordable (adj.), fordless (adj.)
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