What does JORDAN mean?

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ˈdʒɔr dnJORDAN

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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.

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  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.

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  3. Jordan(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  4. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    derived from the male given name.

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  5. Jordan(ProperNoun)

    used since mid-20th century.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jordan

    jor′dan, n. (Shak.) a chamber-pot. [Jordan-bottle, a pilgrim's bottle containing Jordan water.]

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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Etymology and Origins

  1. Jordan

    Expresses the Hebrew for “the flowing.”

How to pronounce JORDAN?

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How to say JORDAN in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of JORDAN in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of JORDAN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of JORDAN in a Sentence

  1. Jane Brady:

    The remarks made by Nelly Jordan, who was elected to Nelly Jordan post by the Sussex County GOP Executive Committee, were offensive, hurtful and anti-Semitic.

  2. Christine Brennan:

    In the Michael Jordan-Tiger Woods era, we got used to athletes and coaches toeing the company line, playing it safe at every turn, but the election of Donald Trump has changed that, and Gregg Popovich is the leading example so far in the sports world. Athletes and coaches are finding their voice in a way that is reminiscent of the '60s. This makes sense because sports are no longer an escape from the real world but much more a mirror of our society. Because Trump is so controversial, it makes sense to me that people from all walks of life, including sports, are speaking out.

  3. Adam Johnson:

    For his hard work and his success in leading NetJets through a very tumultuous economic period, Jordan has earned our sincerest thanks and best wishes for his next endeavors.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    It just sounded like,' Republican Rep. Jim Jordan, can you believe this dude ? Republican Rep. Jim Jordan's out of Republican Rep. Jim Jordan mind,'.

  5. Johnny Galecki:

    Early on, Bobby and Jordan Horowitz (another of the film’s producers) bonded over the idea of using practical effects, nobody has anything against CGI as an additive. I think we all see the benefit of digital effects. But I think audiences have missed seeing these puppets, I think they miss seeing the sweat and the fingerprints. We used CGI as a sweetener, very, very subtly, in expressions in the eyes and things of that nature. Otherwise, we had real puppeteers there, whether they were under the table with their hand in the puppet or whether they were within the puppet, as the creatures grow bigger. It was a blast; it was really fun. Oddly, when you spend 12 hours a day with these puppets, they become little personalities. They just feel like fellow castmates, as absurd as that sounds.

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