jordan: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: ( jôr'dn), [key]
— n. Brit. Dial.
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Pronunciation: ( jôr'dn for 2 also Fr. zhôr&sylpdän'), [key]
— n.
  1. 1851–1931, U.S. biologist and educator.
  2. born 1936, U.S. poet, novelist, and essayist.
  3. 1838–1922, French mathematician.
  4. Official name,a kingdom in SW Asia, consisting of the former Transjordan and a part of Palestine that, since 1967, has been occupied by Israel. 2,751,968; 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.
  6. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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