- n. 浅滩；Ford：福特汽车公司
- vi. 涉水而过
- vt. 涉过；徒涉
CET6+ TEM4 GRE TOEFL
1. Oxford => ford.
2. Ford (福特汽车) => ford: 汽车涉水而过。
来自PIE*per, 向前，穿过，词源同far, forth. 用来指浅滩。
- ford: [OE] Ford is an ancient word, whose origins can be traced back as far as prehistoric Indo- European *prtús, a derivative of *por- ‘going, passage’, which also produced English fare and ferry. Descendants of *prtús include Latin portus ‘harbour’ (source of English port), Welsh rhyd ‘ford’, West Germanic *furduz (whence German furt ‘ford’ and English ford) and North Germanic *ferthuz (source of English fiord or fjord  and firth ).
=> fare, ferry, fiord, firth, fjord, ford, port
- ford (v.)
- "to cross a body of water by walking on the bottom," 1610s, from ford (n.). Related: Forded; fording.
- ford (n.)
- Old English ford "shallow place where water can be crossed," from Proto-Germanic *furduz (cognates: Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt, German Furt "ford"), from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage" (cognates: Latin portus "harbor," originally "entrance, passage;" Old Welsh rit, Welsh rhyd "ford;" Old English faran "to go;" see port (n.1)). The line of automobiles (company founded 1903) is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).
- 1. Working with Ford closely, I fell in love with the cinema.
- 2. Ford never desisted from trying to persuade him to return to America.
- 3. Ford had the bright idea of paying workers enough to buy cars.
- 4. Even Ford, who seldom smiled, laughed out loud a few times.
- 5. Several manufacturers are also nibbling away at Ford's traditional customer base.
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