Fordless
Fordless Ford"less, a. Without a ford. [1913 Webster]

A deep and fordless river. --Mallock. [1913 Webster]


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  • fordless — /fawrd lis, fohrd /, adj. 1. having no ford. 2. that cannot be crossed on foot: a fordless stream. [1640 50; FORD + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • fordless — ford ► NOUN ▪ a shallow place in a river or stream where it can be crossed. ► VERB ▪ cross at a ford. DERIVATIVES fordable adjective fordless adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to FARE(Cf. ↑fare) …   English terms dictionary

  • fordless — ˈ ̷ ̷lə̇s adjective : lacking a ford : impossible to cross on foot a fordless tide …   Useful english dictionary

  • fordless — ford·less …   English syllables

  • ford — noun a shallow place in a river or stream that can be crossed on foot or in a vehicle. verb cross at a ford. Derivatives fordable adjective fordless adjective Origin OE, of W. Gmc origin; related to fare …   English new terms dictionary

  • ford — /fɔd / (say fawd) noun 1. a place where a river or other body of water may be crossed by wading. –verb (t) 2. to cross (a river, etc.) by a ford. {Middle English and Old English; distantly related to Latin porta door, gate, portus port, harbour}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ford — ► NOUN ▪ a shallow place in a river or stream where it can be crossed. ► VERB ▪ cross at a ford. DERIVATIVES fordable adjective fordless adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to FARE(Cf. ↑fare) …   English terms dictionary

  • fordable — ford ► NOUN ▪ a shallow place in a river or stream where it can be crossed. ► VERB ▪ cross at a ford. DERIVATIVES fordable adjective fordless adjective. ORIGIN Old English, related to FARE(Cf. ↑fare) …   English terms dictionary

  • ford — n. & v. n. a shallow place where a river or stream may be crossed by wading or in a vehicle. v.tr. cross (water) at a ford. Derivatives: fordable adj. fordless adj. Etymology: OE f. WG …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ford — n. & v. n. a shallow place where a river or stream may be crossed by wading or in a vehicle. v.tr. cross (water) at a ford. Derivatives: fordable adj. fordless adj. Etymology: OE f. WG …   Useful english dictionary

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