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Ford 1, John 1586-1639.
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English playwright whose works include 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633) and collaborative efforts, notably with Thomas Dekker and John Webster.

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Ford 2, John Originally John Martin Feeney. 1894-1973.
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American filmmaker who directed classic films such as Stagecoach (1939) and The Grapes of Wrath (1940).

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ford (fôrd)
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n.
A shallow place in a body of water, such as a river, where one can cross by walking or riding on an animal or in a vehicle.
tr.v. ford·ed, ford·ing, fords
To cross (a body of water) at a ford.

[Middle English, from Old English; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

forda·ble adj.

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Ford, Henry 1863-1947.
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American automobile manufacturer who developed a gasoline-powered automobile (1896), founded the Ford Motor Company (1903), and mass-produced the Model T (1908-1927), the first generally affordable and widely available automobile. His son Edsel Bryant Ford (1893-1943) ran the company from 1919 to 1943, as did his grandson Henry Ford II (1917-1987) from 1945 to 1980.
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Henry Ford

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Ford, Gerald Rudolph 1913-2006.
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The 38th president of the United States (1974-1977), who was appointed vice president on the resignation of Spiro Agnew (1973) and became president after Richard Nixon's resignation over the Watergate scandal. As president, Ford granted a full pardon to Nixon (1974).
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Gerald Ford

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Ford, Ford Madox Originally Ford Hermann Hueffer. 1873-1939.
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British writer and editor whose most important novels, The Good Soldier (1915) and the tetralogy Parade's End (1924-1928), examine the bonds of conjugal and adulterous relationships.

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Ford (fôrd), Elizabeth Bloomer Known as "Betty." 1918-2011.
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First lady of the United States (1974-1977) as the wife of President Gerald R. Ford. She supported the Equal Rights Amendment, the arts, and programs for disabled children.
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Betty Ford

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