fording

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fording

  1. present participle of ford

NounEdit

fording (plural fordings)

  1. The act by which something is forded.
    • 1953, Aldo Leopold, Round River
      By half past seven we were both pretty nearly all in, and wet from innumerable fordings of the river, so we stopped and boiled some hot water with the sugar left over from lunch.
  2. Fording place
    • 1910, Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali in Gitanjali and Fruit-Gathering, New York: Macmillan, 1918, p. 69, [1]
      There at the fording in the little boat the unknown man plays upon his lute.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From for- +‎ dingid.

VerbEdit

for·ding

  1. to crush, to oppress

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