Definition of Jordan

1. Noun. A river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan.

Exact synonyms: Jordan River
Group relationships: Canaan, Holy Land, Palestine, Promised Land
Generic synonyms: River

2. Noun. An Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea.
Exact synonyms: Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
Geographical relationships: Al-asifa, Al-fatah, Fatah, Black September Movement
Group relationships: Arab League
Generic synonyms: Asian Country, Asian Nation
Group relationships: Middle East, Mideast, Near East, Asia
Terms within: Amman, Capital Of Jordan, Akaba, Al Aqabah, Aqaba, Az Zarqa, Zarqa, Syrian Desert, Dead Sea
Member holonyms: Jordanian
Derivative terms: Jordanian

Definition of Jordan

1. n. A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists.

Definition of Jordan

1. Proper noun. A country in the Middle East. Official name: Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. ¹

2. Proper noun. A river of the Middle East, mentioned in the Bible, that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named. ¹

3. Proper noun. (given name male from=Hebrew); in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by Crusaders. ¹

4. Proper noun. (surname from=given names dot=) derived from the male given name. ¹

5. Proper noun. (Hebrew female given name) used since mid-20th century. ¹

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Definition of Jordan

1. a type of container [n -S] - See also: container

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jordan

Jonnesco's fossa
Jons Jakob Berzelius
Jonston's area
Jordan's rule
Jordan River
Jordan almond
Jordan curve
Jordanella floridae
Jordanian Sign Language
Jordanian dinar
Jordanian monetary unit
Jorge Borges
Jorge Luis Borges

Literary usage of Jordan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1906)
"Vf. and jordan, K. Nov. Zool., Tring, 9, Supplément, 1903, (23 -24). ... Rothschild, Нон. W. and jordan, К Ie (294-295). ..."

2. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences by California Academy of Sciences (1907)
"BY DAVID STARR jordan. (With Plates xx-xliii.) The present paper is made up of descriptions of new species of fishes, with notes on little known forms. ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"R de Paris 25,pt6:621-32 Dl '18 jordan, AL Short stories of great inventions. ... Am J Pub Health 7:725-32 S '17 jordan, John Clark Evolution and literature ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"As an actress in comedy Mrs. jordan can have had few equals. ... Leigh Hunt, after praising her artless vivacity, says: 'Mrs jordan seems to apeak with all ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"109) jordan et al. T. WALKER. (Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia. .... On the day following this interview, jordan wrote to Walker, who was then at ..."

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