• (GA) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɔɹdn̩/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒɔːdn̩/

jordan (plural jordans)

  1. (obsolete) A vessel resembling a retort bulb or Florence flask with a truncated neck and flared mouth, used by medieval doctors and alchemists.
  2. (obsolete) A chamber pot.
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒɔːdən/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈdʒɔɹdən/
Proper noun
  1. A country in Middle East, official=Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
  2. A river in Middle East that empties into the Dead Sea, and after which the country is named.
  3. A male given name; in the Middle Ages given to children baptized with Jordan water brought by crusaders.
    • 1989 Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry, Grove Press 1998, ISBN 0802135781, pages 3-4:
      I call him Jordan and it will do. He has no other name before or after. What was there to call him, fished as he was from the stinking Thames? A child can't be called Thames, no and not Nile either, for all his likeness to Moses. But I wanted to give him a river name, a name not bound to anything, just as the waters aren't bound to anything.
  4. Surname derived from the male given name.
  5. A female given name.
  6. A small town/county seat in Garfield County, Montana.
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