Definitions for Jordanˈdʒɔr dn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jordan, Jordan River(noun)

    a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan

  2. Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan(noun)

    an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea

GCIDE

  1. Jordan(prop. n.)

    A landlocked country of the Middle East, surrounded by Israel, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and that area on the west bank of the Jordan river which was once claimed by Jordan, and is at present occupied by Israel and in part governed by a Palestinian authority. It has a population of 4,212,152 (1996) in a total area of 89,213 sq km. The population is predominantly Arab and Moslem. Officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, it was formerly called Trans-Jordan when occupied by the British. The government is a constitutional monarchy, with King Hussein Bin Talal Al Hashimi as its ruler since 2 May 1953. Jordan is a small developing Arab country, having a Gross Domestic Product of $19.3 billion in 1995. CIA Factbook 1996.

Wiktionary

  1. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

  2. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.

  3. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    ; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders.

  4. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    derived from the male given name.

  5. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    used since mid-20th century.

  6. Origin: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jordan(noun)

    alt. of Jorden

Freebase

  1. Jordan

    Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is an Arab kingdom in the Middle East, on the East Bank of the River Jordan, and extending into the historic region of Palestine. Jordan borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel to the west, sharing control of the Dead Sea with the latter. The desert kingdom emerged out of the post-World War I division of the Middle East by Britain and France. In 1946, Jordan became an independent sovereign state officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan. After capturing the West Bank area of Cisjordan during the 1948–49 war with Israel, Abdullah I took the title King of Jordan and Palestine, and he officially changed the country's name to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1949. Modern Jordan is classified as a country of "medium human development" by the 2011 Human Development Report, and an emerging market with the third freest economy in West Asia and North Africa. Jordan has an "upper middle income" economy. Jordan has enjoyed "advanced status" with the European Union since December 2010, and it is also a member of the Euro-Mediterranean free trade area. Jordan is a founding member of the Arab League, and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jordan

    a river of Palestine, which rises on the western side of Mount Hermon, and flows S. below Cæsarea-Philippi within banks, after which it expands into lagoons that collect at length into a mass in Lake Merom (Huleh), 2 m. below which it plunges into a gorge and rushes on for 9 m. in a torrent, till it collects again in the Sea of Galilee to lose itself finally in the Dead Sea after winding along a distance of 65 m. as the crow flies; at its rise it is 1080 ft. above and at the Dead Sea 1300 ft. below the sea-level.


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