Meaning of JORDAN in English

JORDAN

I. ˈjȯr-d ə n biographical name

David Starr 1851-1931 American biologist & educator

II. biographical name

Michael Jeffrey 1963-     American basketball player

III. ˈjȯr-d ə n geographical name

1. river central Utah flowing from Utah Lake N into Great Salt Lake

2. river 200 miles (322 kilometers ) SW Asia flowing from Anti-Lebanon Mountains S through Sea of Galilee into Dead Sea

3. or formerly Trans·jor·dan (ˌ)tran(t)s-, (ˌ)tranz- country SW Asia capital Amman area 34,575 square miles (89,549 square kilometers ), population 3,636,000

• Jor·da·ni·an jȯr-ˈdā-nē-ən adjective or noun

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