Definitions for adenˈɑd n, ˈeɪd n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

A•denˈɑd n, ˈeɪd n(n.)

  1. the economic capital of the Republic of Yemen, a seaport on the Gulf of Aden. 318,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a former British colony and protectorate on the Gulf of Aden, in SW Arabia: became People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in 1967; since 1990 part of the Republic of Yemen.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. Gulf of, an arm of the Arabian Sea between the E tip of Africa and the S coast of Arabia.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aden(noun)

    an important port of Yemen; located on the Gulf of Aden; its strategic location has made it a major trading center of southern Arabia since ancient times

Wiktionary

  1. Aden(ProperNoun)

    Seaport and largest city of Yemen.

Freebase

  1. Aden

    Aden is a seaport city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea, some 110 miles east of Bab-el-Mandeb. Its population is approximately a million people. Aden's ancient, natural harbour lies in the crater of a dormant volcano which now forms a peninsula, joined to the mainland by a low isthmus. This harbour, Front Bay, was first used by the ancient Kingdom of Awsan between the 5th and 7th centuries BCE. The modern harbour is on the other side of the peninsula. Aden consists of a number of distinct sub-centres: Crater, the original port city; Ma'alla, the modern port; Tawahi, known as "Steamer Point" in the colonial period; and the resorts of Gold Mohur. Khormaksar, located on the isthmus that connects Aden proper with the mainland, includes the city's diplomatic missions, the main offices of Aden University, and Aden International Airport, Yemen's second biggest airport. On the mainland are the sub-centres of Sheikh Othman, a former oasis area; Al-Mansura, a town planned by the British; and Madinat ash-Sha'b, the site designated as the capital of the South Arabian Federation and now home to a large power/desalinization facility and additional faculties of Aden University.

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