fording

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

fording

  1. present participle of ford

Noun[edit]

fording (plural fordings)

  1. The act by which something is forded.
    • Aldo Leopold
      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 Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From for- +‎ dingid.

Verb[edit]

for·ding

  1. to crush, to oppress

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • fording” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.