What does Jordan mean?

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ˈdʒɔr dnJor·dan

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jordan, Jordan Rivernoun

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

  2. Jordan, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordannoun

    an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea

GCIDE

  1. Jordannoun

    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. Jordannoun

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

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  2. Jordannoun

    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. Jordannoun

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

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  4. Jordannoun

    derived from the male given name.

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

  5. Jordannoun

    used since mid-20th century.

    Etymology: ירדן, Jordan (originally the river).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jordannoun

    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.”

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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. European Council President Donald Tusk:

    There are 8 million displaced people within Syria, while about 4 million have fled from Syria to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. This means that today we are talking about millions of potential refugees trying to reach Europe, not thousands.

  2. Famer Magic Johnson:

    This is as good as we've ever seen. It won't be the top because he did lose. So we're going to have to still go with( Michael) Jordan as one, but now he can probably take number two spot. It will be 1-A Jordan and 1-B LeBron.

  3. Arnold Roth:

    When you think about this woman we're talking about – this piece of dirt terrorist bomber, happy proud and a hero – not only a hero but protected by the King of Jordan, you can go crazy from the fury that it generates inside of you.

  4. Ernie Els:

    What a player, you just cannot see this kid not win many, many majors. I think he is by far the most balanced kid I've seen. Jordan, he's got that little tenacity to him and he's really got a fighting spirit, and he's the nicest kid in the world. ... He's a special kid.

  5. Leigha Brown:

    We had a bad taste in our mouth how it ended, that’s in the back of our minds this whole season. It feels great. Leading 66-65 in OT, Emily Kiser made two free throws and Brown added a jumper that gave the Wolverines( 11-1) a five-point lead with 1:23 left. Baylor( 9-2) got within 70-68 and after a turnover had a chance to tie it, but Smith missed a drive down the lane with 15 seconds left. Maddie Nolan converted two free throws with 11.7 seconds left to seal the win. Smith had 21 points and 14 rebounds for Baylor. With the game tied at 59, Baylor had a chance to win it at the end of regulation. After Michigan star Naz Hillmon fouled out with 22.2 seconds left, The Bears missed a drive by Jordan Lewis. After the ball went out of bounds off a Michigan player, Smith missed a turnaround jumper on the baseline.

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