• How Gargantua Passed the Ford--1-36-076
    How Gargantua Passed the Ford--1-36-076
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v ford cross a river where it's shallow
    • n ford the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
    • n ford a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    • n Ford United States manufacturer of automobiles who pioneered mass production (1863-1947)
    • n Ford 38th President of the United States; appointed vice president and succeeded Nixon when Nixon resigned (1913-)
    • n Ford English writer and editor (1873-1939)
    • n Ford son of Henry Ford (1893-1943)
    • n Ford grandson of Henry Ford (1917-1987)
    • n Ford United States film maker (1896-1973)
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Letter from General Rodriguez to the Ford manager in Mexico City Letter from General Rodriguez to the Ford manager in Mexico City

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The top downhill speed of the Ford Model T was 50 miles per hour.
    • Ford A place in a river, or other water, where it may be passed by man or beast on foot, by wading. "He swam the Esk river where ford there was none."
    • Ford A stream; a current. "With water of the ford Or of the clouds.""Permit my ghost to pass the Stygian ford."
    • v. t Ford To pass or cross, as a river or other water, by wading; to wade through. "His last section, which is no deep one, remains only to be forted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Peanuts were first animated in 1957 for a Ford Fairlane automobile commercial.
    • n ford A place in a river or other body of water where it may be passed or crossed by man or beast on foot, or by wading.
    • n ford A stream to be crossed.
    • ford To pass or cross, as a river or other body of water, by walking on the bottom; pass through by wading.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1916, 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Fords.
    • n Ford fōrd a place where water may be crossed on foot: a stream where it may be crossed
    • v.t Ford to cross water on foot
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  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    “Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. ford,; akin to G. furt, Icel. fjörðr, bay, and to E. fare,. √78. See Fare (v. i.), and cf. Frith arm of the sea


In literature:

That was what Jimmie Ford wanted, and that was why he didn't want me.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
He stays not for more, but again plying the spur, re-enters the thicket, not to go back to the ford, but on in the opposite direction.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
The car was just a common Ford Cruiser of the nondescript steel blue color that was so popular.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Mrs. Ford, the wife of a rather morose stipendiary magistrate, had severely snubbed Mrs. Gregg.
"General John Regan" by George A. Birmingham
I was only joking, Mr Forde, as you know.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
When Theodosia Ford married Wesley Brooke after a courtship of three years, everybody concerned was satisfied.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Selena, people said, had married James Ford for no other reason than that his house commanded a view of nearly every dooryard in Amberley.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The point of union is upon the banks of the Ostuta river, not far from the lake, and where a ford crosses the stream.
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
Jesse Ford was Marmaduke's half-brother in Texas.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The Indians know that ford, and so they'll make for it.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The roughest part of a river-ford.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
As he came out beside the ford he heard his name called urgently.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
How soon do you leave, Mr. Ford?
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
The ford where Jake had driven across was farther down, but she could not risk the crossing.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Concealing herself as best she could within the small copse she noticed that the track descended to where usually a ford was discoverable.
"Border Ghost Stories" by Howard Pease
As in the case of Clarendon, almost absolutely contradictory opinions have been delivered, by critics of great authority, about John Ford.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Ten miles south, at the ford of the southern branch of Grass Creek, she drew up her horse as the signal for their separation, and faced north.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
They were making for the river ford, and he instantly ran back to his horse and mounted.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
This verdict put Mr. Ford on his mettle.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
There stood Mrs. Ford at the garden-gate, looking up and down the road, with a letter in her hand.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various

In poetry:

Once red ripple came to land
In the golden sunset burning—
Lapped against a maiden's hand,
By the ford returning.
"A Ripple Song" by Rudyard Kipling
One called from Salonika and his call
Rang to his brother;
Forded wide rivers, climbed the mountain wall,
Seeking the other.
"The Brothers (For Arnold and Donald Fletcher)" by Katharine Tynan
Who reaches me a stream must ford
Whose poppied waters dim
Old dreams of wielding Freedom's sword
And chanting Freedom's hymn:
"Prosperity" by Bernard O Dowd
And soon there rose a mighty noise;
Above the wind it roared;
And. bursting through the screen of rain,
We came to Kelvin's Ford.
"Arnold Rode Behind" by Roderic Quinn
Thereof hunger, as for meats the knife,
Pricked his ribs, in one sharp spur to reach
Home and his young wife,
Nigh the sea-ford beach.
"King Harald's Trance" by George Meredith
O mony a horse ran masterless,
The splintered lances flew on hie;
But or they wan to the Kershope ford,
The Scots had gotten the victory.
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang

In news:

President Ford, Betty Ford's personal items to be auctioned to raise money for Ford Presidential Library and Museum.
"Priceless items" that belonged to former President Ford, Betty Ford, head to auction.
Ford Taurus automobiles sit on the sales lot at World Ford July 9, 2002 in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
For each person who attends Go Further with Ford Night at Chino Hills Ford will donate $10 - up to a total of $500 - to the American Cancer Society.
Ford International Airport (photo courtesy Gerald R Ford International Airport).
Rasmussen Ford Presents 'Go Further with Ford Night' Combining Fusion, Fundraising and American Idol.
World's Oldest Surviving Production Ford Comes Home: Bill Ford's New 1903 Model A. December 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm by Tony Swan Photography by Mary Seelhorst and The Manufacturer.
"One Ford" strategy top focus, says incoming Ford COO .
Ford Fiesta, left, with the Ford Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost model.
Doug Ford apologizes for using 'Polack' to describe Rob Ford's wife.
Bill Ford Jr buys original 1903 Ford Model A in auction.
For the US market, Ford dropped the Duratorq name in favor of its Power Stroke moniker in hopes of aligning the new five-cylinder diesel with the popular and long-running V-8 diesels currently found in Ford's full-size pickups.
View full size Ford 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
Here, a worker at a Ford plant in Michigan plugs a batter into a Ford C-MAX plug-in hybrid vehicle.
The department has purchased two new Ford Utility Police Interceptors vehicles and one Ford Sedan Police Interceptor.

In science:

Following recent studies of Ford, we suggest – in the framework of general relativity – an inflationary cosmological model with the self-interacting spinning matter. A generalization of the standard fluid model is discussed and estimates of the physical parameters of the evolution are given.
Spin-driven inflation
In the recent paper of Ford a new inflationary model was proposed in which the inflation mechanism was related to the existence of a self-interacting vector field, replacing the usual scalars.
Spin-driven inflation
In this paper we use the main idea of Ford and propose an alternative mechanism for inflation, which is related to the spin of matter.
Spin-driven inflation
Following the lines of reasoning of Ford (who studied inflation with a vector field), one can discuss now the possible form of the potential V .
Spin-driven inflation
The origin of the bright optical core of NGC 6251 has been discussed by Ferrarese & Ford (1999).
The nuclear SED of NGC6251: a BL Lac in the center of an FR I radio galaxy
Our survey of the planetary nebula (PN) system in NGC 5128’s outer halo represents the kinematics of the field star population, and is presented in a separate paper (Peng, Ford, & Freeman 2004).
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
For this, we use the mean velocity of the planetary nebulae (PNe) at each fiber location (Peng, Ford, & Freeman 2004).
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
Therefore, if a circular flow like a disc forms, it cannot be very large: say, ∼ 102 pc as in M87 (Harms et al. 1994; Ford et al. 1994).
Feedback Heating with Slow Jets in Cooling Flow Clusters
GRBs (see, e.g., Schaefer et al. 1994; Ford et al.
Spectral lags caused by the Doppler effect of fireballs
Ford, G. W., Uhlenbeck, G. E. (1957) Combinatorial problems in the theory of graphs, Proc.
A new random mapping model
Christopher Wolverton at Ford for critical proof reading of the manuscript.
Thermodynamic properties of binary HCP solution phases from special quasirandom structures
Ferrarese & Ford 2005, and references therein).
The central parsecs of Centaurus A: High Excitation Gas, a Molecular Disk, and the Mass of the Black Hole
We will also demonstrate that in some cases our achievable rates coincide with the simple upper bound due to the max-flow min-cut theorem of Ford and Fulkerso n .
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
Ford & Rasio (2006)) assumed that orbital angular momentum is conserved during tidal evolution, which is not true when tides on the star are taken into account.
Tidal Evolution of Close-in Extra-Solar Planets
Ford, “Imaging Spectroscopy for Ex traso lar P lanet Detection”, The Astrophysica l Journal 578, pp. 543-564, 2002. 17. G. Tinetti, A . V idal-Madjar, M.-C. Liang, J.-P . Beaulieu and et al., “Water vapour in the atmosphere of a transiting ex traso lar planet”, Na ture 448, pp. 169-171, 2007.
Prototyping coronagraphs for exoplanet characterization with SPHERE