Ford vs Shire - What's the difference?

ford | shire |

As verbs the difference between ford and shire

is that ford is while shire is to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties.

As a noun shire is

former administrative area of britain; a county.



Alternative forms

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(en noun)
  • A location where a stream is shallow and the bottom has good footing, making it possible to cross from one side to the other with no bridge, by walking, riding, or driving through the water; a crossing.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • He swam the Esk river where ford there was none.
  • A stream; a current.
  • * Spenser
  • With water of the ford / Or of the clouds.
  • * Dryden
  • Permit my ghost to pass the Stygian ford .


    (en verb)
  • To cross a stream using a ford.
  • shire



    (wikipedia shire) (en noun)
  • Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
  • Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
  • (UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
  • When are you coming back to the shire ?
  • A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
  • A shire horse.
  • Verb

  • To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
  • * 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
  • Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
  • * 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
  • The province was shired into nine counties,
    County Longford was shired in 1586


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