ford ford  /ˈfɔrd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) cross a river where it's shallow
  2. (n) a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
  3. (n) the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
  4. (n) United States film maker (1896-1973)
  5. (n) grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
  6. (n) son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
  7. (n) English writer and editor (1873-1939)
  8. (n) 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
  9. (n) United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)

Usage(s):

  1. Names of many towns and villages have been derived from ford, for example, Oxford, the place where oxen used to cross the river.
  2. A ford is a cheaper alternative to cross a stream, but may not be viable where cloudbursts are very common.

News

  1. DEARBORN: Ford using robots to improve “Built Ford Tough” durability testing of trucks

    DEARBORN — Ford Motor Co. is the first automaker to develop robotic technology that drives vehicles during new accelerated high-impact on- and off-road durability testing.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Dearborn Press & Guide

  2. Ford Engine Rebuilders Now Refurbishing 3.0 Engines at CarEnginesforSale.com

    Ford engine rebuilders are now refurbishing the 3.0 engines at the CarEnginesforSale.com company. These V6 motors are now available for Fusion, Taurus and Escape vehicles to provide a reconditioned option for vehicle owners. (PRWeb June 21, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/ford-engine-rebuilders/reconditioned-ford-engine/prweb10860448.htm
    on June 22, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Ford Delivers 33 Millionth F-Series

    Ford announced that the 33 millionth F-Series pickup truck has officially been delivered and sold.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Work Truck Magazine

Quotes

  1. "President Ford was a great American who gave many years of dedicated service to our country," President George W. Bush said in a statement from Crawford, Texas. "With his quiet integrity, common sense, and kind instincts, President Ford...
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: President Bush Source: New Zealand Herald

  2. "Gerald Ford brought to the political arena no demons, no hidden agenda, no hit list or acts of vengeance," said Mr. Brokaw, who explained that Mr. Ford had asked him to address the funeral as a representative of the press corps. "He knew who...
    on Jan 3, 2007 By: Tom Brokaw Source: New York Times

  3. "In his understated way he did his duty as a leader, not as a performer playing to the gallery," Kissinger said. "Gerald Ford had the virtues of small town America."
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Henry Kissinger Source: Guardian Unlimited

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