Word Study - Ford
a crossing-place (of a river, a ford; of a mountain, a pass). at the passages, or crossing places; whether such places were crossed by boats, or bridges, or fording.
A "ford" is a shallow area of a river or stream where the water is relatively shallow and slow-moving, making it possible for people, vehicles, or animals to cross from one side to the other. Fords are natural or sometimes artificially created points of river crossing. They are typically used when a bridge is not available or when a more substantial crossing is not necessary due to the shallowness of the water. Fords have been historically important for transportation and trade, and they are still used in many regions today.