• WordNet 3.6
    • n Amman the capital and largest city of Jordan
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Jordanian city Amman was once called Philadelphia.
    • n Amman In several of the German cantons of Switzerland, an executive and judicial officer. This title is given to the chief official of a district or of a commune, but is being replaced by president. Also written ammant.
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In literature:

Amman saw a girl with a large thigh attached to her nates.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Let him be Amman and the Diet's chief?
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
The country between the Jordan and Amman offered many obstacles to our advance.
"With the British Army in The Holy Land" by Henry Osmond Lock
Those who returned from the raid on Amman were in a pitiable plight.
"With Our Army in Palestine" by Antony Bluett
Well, we arrived safely at our various camps of Drean, Nech Meya, and Amman Berda.
"The Poacher" by Frederick Marryat
This site is three hours due north of Na'oor, in a straight line, not turning aside to Deab's camp or 'Amman.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Well, we arrived safely at our various camps of Drean, Nech Meya, and Amman Berda.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
There were only three tiny islands in the Datu Amman Group.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Similar enclosures are found at Gerasa, Amman and other Syrian towns.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
Operations against Amman were begun at dawn of September 26, 1918, by the Anzacs.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various
Amman (Hans Jacob), German surgeon and traveller, b.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Jost Amman is said to have engraved 49 plates of the Dance of Death in 1587.
"The Dance of Death" by Francis Douce
Various other editions in German followed, with cuts by Amman.
"The Grotesque in Church Art" by T. Tindall Wildridge
Sahwersa amman red gert fon there moder, tha fon ene burchfam, sa mot hi him selva melde by tha skrivwer.
"The Oera Linda Book" by Anonymous
This is a more elaborate piece of work than Amman's, though smaller (4-1/2 x 3-3/8 inches).
"Book-Plates" by William J. Hardy
In this house, towards the end of the fifteenth century, lived a man named Zuinglius, amman or bailiff of the district.
"History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2" by J. H. Merle D'Aubigné

In news:

Demonstrators protesting an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, blocked a road in Amman.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's royal palace says King Abdullah II has sworn in a caretaker Cabinet ahead of parliamentary elections.
"Charlton Heston was wrong," announces Stellan Lind, a tall Stockholm native wrapped in a toga, speaking to the 500 spectators in a large hippodrome 50 minutes outside Amman, in the Roman ruins of Jerash.
Ivan Amman with wood mosaic intarsia.
AMMAN, Jordan—Jordan is seeking to assist the British government in efforts to appeal the ruling against the deportation of a radical Islamist cleric described by prosecutors as a key al-Qaida operative.
Protesters from the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties shout slogans during a demonstration in Amman on Friday.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian activists say nine state judges and prosecutors have defected to the opposition.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordanian Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh said Wednesday that Syrian refugees responsible for violence in a camp near the border will be deported .
A truck driver fills his tanker with water in Abu Nuseir near Amman, Jordan, on Sunday.
Jordanian demonstrators gather in protest against following an announcement that Jordan would raise fuel prices, including a hike on cooking gas, in Amman.
Jordanian protesters, police scuffle as Amman demonstrations continue.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan says one of its soldiers has been killed at the Syrian border in clashes with armed militants trying to illegally cross into the neighboring country to join rebels fighting Bashar Assad's regime.
Jordanians took to the streets of Amman Friday after parliament was dissolved.
An Islamist Jordanian protester burn the US flag near the US embassy in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Sept 14, 2012, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Syrians chant anti-Assad slogans during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Amman, Jordan Sept 7.

In science:

The SESAME Pro ject reached a ma jor milestone with the selection of a site in Jordan at a Meeting of the SESAME Interim Council in Amman, Jordan during 21-22 June 2000.
The world of synchrotrons