Henry ford

Elizabeth Bloomer (“Betty”) 1918–2011, U.S. First Lady 1974–77 (wife of Gerald R. Ford).
Ford Madox
[mad-uh ks] /ˈmæd əks/ (Show IPA), (Ford Madox Hueffer) 1873–1939, English novelist, poet, critic, and editor.
Gerald R(udolph, Jr.) (Leslie Lynch King, Jr) 1913–2006, U.S. political leader: congressman 1948–73; vice president 1973–74; 38th president of the U.S. 1974–77.
Guy Stanton, 1873–1963, U.S. historian, educator, and editor.
Henry, 1863–1947, U.S. automobile manufacturer.
John, 1586?–c1640, English playwright.
John (Sean O’Feeney) 1895–1973, U.S. film director.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

You know, henry ford and Ford were the first company to get involved in electric cars over 100 years ago.
The Daily Beast Talks With Ford’s CEO John Avlon October 15, 2010

At first blush, henry ford, the founder of Ford, and Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors, would seem to have little in common.
From the Model T to the Model S The Daily Beast September 23, 2014

henry ford recognized that the automobile would be more successful as a volume business than as a niche product.
Henry Ford Understood That Raising Wages Would Bring Him More Profit Daniel Gross January 5, 2014

I believe that Mark Zuckerberg is the henry ford of our times and Facebook is the Model-T.
Mark Zuckerberg, Time’s Person of the Year: Meghan McCain Defends Choice Meghan McCain December 15, 2010

henry ford funded the printing of 500,000 copies in the United States.
Umberto Eco’s ‘The Prague Cemetery’ Brings to Life Ancient Hate Daniel Levin November 11, 2011

Historical Examples

Both of these methods have been followed by henry ford, the automobile manufacturer.
Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan

henry ford employs a number of blind men in his factory at Detroit.
Five Lectures on Blindness Kate M. Foley

He is the man whose business in life it is to know where henry ford isn’t.
Abroad at Home Julian Street

I made him swear to keep the secret and then told him that henry ford is helping us.
Copper Coleson’s Ghost Edward P. Hendrick

It is the poseur who is soft—soft at the very top, where henry ford is hard.
Abroad at Home Julian Street

a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc
(transitive) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area
Ford Maddox (ˈmædəks) original name Ford Madox Hueffer. 1873–1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade’s End (1924–28).
GeraldR(udolph). 1913–2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974–77)
Harrison. born 1942, US film actor. His films include Star Wars (1977) and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and its sequels, Bladerunner (1982), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000)
Henry. 1863–1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
John. 1586–?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (1633)
John, real name Sean O’Feeney. 1895–1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Old English ford “shallow place where water can be crossed,” from Proto-Germanic *furdhus (cf. Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt, German Furt “ford”), from PIE *prtu- “a going, a passage” (cf. 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 is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).

1610s, from ford (n.). Related: Forded; fording.

Mention is frequently made of the fords of the Jordan (Josh. 2:7; Judg. 3:28; 12:5, 6), which must have been very numerous; about fifty perhaps. The most notable was that of Bethabara. Mention is also made of the ford of the Jabbok (Gen. 32:22), and of the fords of Arnon (Isa. 16:2) and of the Euphrates (Jer. 51:32).


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