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Jordan

Jor·dan

 (jôr′dn)
A country of southwest Asia in northwest Arabia. Inhabited in ancient times by various Semitic peoples such as the Moabites and the Nabataeans, the area was conquered by the Romans (first century ad), Arabs (seventh century), and Ottoman Turks, who held it from 1516 until World War I. As Transjordan the country became part of the British mandate of Palestine in 1920, gaining independence in 1946. It was renamed Jordan in 1949 after acquiring the West Bank, which it later renounced in 1974. Amman is the capital and the largest city.

Jor·da′ni·an (jôr-dā′nē-ən) adj. & n.

Jordan

(ˈdʒɔːdən)
n
1. (Placename) a kingdom in SW Asia: coextensive with the biblical Moab, Gilead, and Edom; made a League of Nations mandate and emirate under British control in 1922 and became an independent kingdom in 1946; territories west of the River Jordan and the Jordanian part of Jerusalem (intended to be part of an autonomous Palestine) were occupied by Israel after the war of 1967. It contains part of the Great Rift Valley and consists mostly of desert. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: (Sunni) Muslim. Currency: dinar. Capital: Amman. Pop: 6 482 081 (2013 est). Area: 89 185 sq km (34 434 sq miles). Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Former name (1922–49): Trans-Jordan
2. (Placename) the chief and only perennial river of Israel and Jordan, rising in several headstreams in Syria and Lebanon, and flowing south through the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea: occupies the N end of the Great Rift Valley system and lies mostly below sea level. Length: over 320 km (200 miles)

Jordan

(ˈdʒɔːdən)
n
1. (Biography) Michael (Jeffrey). born 1963, US basketball player
2. (Biography) Neil. born 1950, Irish film director and writer; his films include The Company of Wolves (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), The Crying Game (1992), Michael Collins (1996), The End of the Affair (2000), and The Brave One (2007)

Jor•dan

(ˈdʒɔr dn)

n.
1. Barbara Charline, 1936–96, U.S. political leader and educator.
2. David Starr, 1851–1931, U.S. biologist and educator.
3. Michael, born 1963, U.S. basketball player.
4. Official name, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. a kingdom in SW Asia, consisting of the former Transjordan and a part of Palestine that, since 1967, has been occupied by Israel. 4,561,147,; 37,264 sq. mi. (96,514 sq. km).Cap.: Amman.
5. a river in SW Asia, flowing from S Lebanon through the Sea of Galilee, then S between Israel and Jordan through W Jordan into the Dead Sea. 200 mi. (320 km) long.
Jor•da′ni•an (-ˈdeɪ ni ən) n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jordan - a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead SeaJordan - a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
Canaan, Holy Land, Promised Land, Palestine - an ancient country in southwestern Asia on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea; a place of pilgrimage for Christianity and Islam and Judaism
2.Jordan - an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
Black September Movement - a former Palestinian terrorist organization (now merged with Fatah Revolutionary Council) that assassinated the Prime Minister of Jordan and during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich killed 11 Israeli athletes
Arab League - an international organization of independent Arab states formed in 1945 to promote cultural and economic and military and political and social cooperation
Middle East, Mideast, Near East - the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century; "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"
Amman, capital of Jordan - the capital and largest city of Jordan
Akaba, Al Aqabah, Aqaba - Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba
Az Zarqa, Zarqa - city in northwestern Jordan
Syrian Desert - a desert of northern Arabia occupying western Iraq, southern Syria, eastern Jordan, and northern Saudi Arabia
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Dead Sea - a saltwater lake on the border between Israel and Jordan; its surface in 1292 feet below sea level
Jordanian - a native or inhabitant of Jordan
Translations
JordánskoJordán
Jordan
Jordanio
JordaniaJordan
ירדן
Jordan
JordánJordánia
JórdanJórdanía
ヨルダン
요르단
Iordania
Iordania
Jordanija
JordanienJordan
ประเทศจอร์แดน
nước Jordan

Jordan

[ˈdʒɔːdn] N
1. (= country) → Jordania f
2. (= river) → Jordán m

Jordan

[ˈdʒɔːrdən] n
(= country) → Jordanie f
in Jordan → en Jordanie
(= river) → Jourdain m
the River Jordan → le Jourdain

Jordan

n (= country)Jordanien nt; (= river)Jordan m

Jordan

[ˈdʒɔːdn] n (country) → la Giordania; (river) → Giordano

Jordan

الأُرْدُنُّ Jordánsko Jordan Jordanien Ιορδανία Jordania Jordania Jordanie Jordan Giordania ヨルダン 요르단 Jordanië Jordan Jordania Jordânia Иордания Jordanien ประเทศจอร์แดน Ürdün nước Jordan 约旦
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So to the Jews old Canaan stood, While Jordan rolled between.
CANAAN he now attains, I see his Tents Pitcht about SECHEM, and the neighbouring Plaine Of MOREB; there by promise he receaves Gift to his Progenie of all that Land; From HAMATH Northward to the Desert South (Things by thir names I call, though yet unnam'd) From HERMON East to the great Western Sea, Mount HERMON, yonder Sea, each place behold In prospect, as I point them; on the shoare Mount CARMEL; here the double-founted stream JORDAN, true limit Eastward; but his Sons Shall dwell to SENIR, that long ridge of Hills.
In Alphonso's Clericalis Disciplina a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander, the Conqueror of Emathia was said to have found in the vale of Jordan snakes "with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs.
Thence the passengers could observe the vast extent of this interior sea, which is also called the Dead Sea, and into which flows an American Jordan.
Fishes are, of course, unable to live in it, and those which descend through the Jordan, the Weber, and other streams soon perish.
The travellers, then, were promenading, at three o'clock, about the streets of the town built between the banks of the Jordan and the spurs of the Wahsatch Range.
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
So to the coast of Jordan he directs His easy steps, girded with snaky wiles, Where he might likeliest find this new-declared, This man of men, attested Son of God, Temptation and all guile on him to try-- So to subvert whom he suspected raised To end his reign on Earth so long enjoyed: But, contrary, unweeting he fulfilled The purposed counsel, pre-ordained and fixed, Of the Most High, who, in full frequence bright Of Angels, thus to Gabriel smiling spake:-- "Gabriel, this day, by proof, thou shalt behold, Thou and all Angels conversant on Earth With Man or men's affairs, how I begin To verify that solemn message late, On which I sent thee to the Virgin pure In Galilee, that she should bear a son, Great in renown, and called the Son of God.
Jordan says that paths are left between the harems, and that as long as the holluschickie keep strictly to the path they are unmolested by the masters of the harem.
The liberating spirit would use arms before which rivers would part like Jordan, and ramparts fall down like the walls of Jericho.
During the last decade, bilateral trade between the GCC and Jordan has increased immensely, the study finds.
The lower Jordan meanders for 125 miles between the Sea of Galilee in the north and the Dead Sea in the south.