Jordan

Definitions

  • CROSSING THE JORDAN
    CROSSING THE JORDAN
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jordan an Arab kingdom in southwestern Asia on the Red Sea
    • n Jordan a river in Palestine that empties into the Dead Sea; John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the Jordan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined
    • Jordan A chamber pot.
    • Jordan A pot or vessel with a large neck, formerly used by physicians and alchemists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The lowest point that a person can reach on Earth, outside of riding a submarine or going down a mine shaft, is where the Jordan River enters the Dead Sea. It's 1,290 feet below sea level.
    • n Jordan A bottle in which pilgrims brought home water from the river Jordan.
    • n Jordan A kind of pot or vessel formerly used by alchemists, in shape not unlike a soda-water bottle, only that the neck was wider.
    • n Jordan A chamber-pot.
    • n Jordan An obsolete constellation, formed by Jacob Bartsch in 1624 of the stars which later went to Lynx and Leo Minor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The shore of the Dead Sea in Israel-Jordan is 1312 feet (400 meter) below sea level.
    • n Jordan jor′dan (Shak.) a chamber-pot.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. fr. the river Jordan, and shortened fr. Jordan bottle, a bottle of water from the Jordan, brought back by pilgrims
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Jordan-bottle, a pilgrim's bottle containing Jordan water.

Usage

In literature:

We insisted on putting our living luck to the proof, and finding out for ourselves what kind of fish were left in Jordan Pond.
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
B. Jordan-Campbell, C. G. Woodson, and Mrs. E. M. Dandridge.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
There is no sharp keel on the Spanish grown Jordan almond at all.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
That grave is Jordan Slade's, I suppose.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Result of Travels and Discoveries on the East Side of the Dead Sea and the Jordan.
"Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61" by Abner Doubleday
Then they rose up and marched to the banks of the Jordan and waited for Joshua to lead them over.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
A few days before the public rehearsal he came to Jordan's with three tickets: one for Jordan himself and the other two for the sisters.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Both Jordan and Egypt have provided some assistance for the Iraqi government.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
OF MONSIEUR JORDAN AND THE LITERARY SET.
"History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia Frederick The Great--Complete Table of Contents: 22 Volumes" by Thomas Carlyle
Nor are the agricultural resources of Syria and Palestine limited to the great irrigated plains and broad trans-Jordanic table-lands.
"The Contemporary Review, January 1883" by Various
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In poetry:

Standing alone on Jordan’s brink,
In that tremendous latest strife,
Thou will not suffer me to sink:
Thou art my Life.
"Jesus, my Savior, look on me," by Charlotte Elliott
Once again, O beautiful river,
Hear our greetings and take our thanks;
Hither we come, as Eastern pilgrims
Throng to the Jordan's sacred banks.
"Revisited" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Lover,--the spell is broke
That o'er your life she wove,
Look to her flitting robes that gleam
So white, beyond cold Jordan's stream,
Look to the Land of Love.
"Miss Emily B. Parish," by Lydia Howard Huntley Sigourney
"The Jordan will not wash your guilt and shame;
Sin must be washed away in sinless blood."
And looking upon Jesus as he came,
He said to them, "Behold the Lamb of God."
"What Went Ye Out For To See?" by Nora Pembroke
All carried there the consciousness of sin;
A wish for some one having power to save;
Ready to do some great thing peace to win;
So came they to the ford by Jordan's wave.
"What Went Ye Out For To See?" by Nora Pembroke
It might have been the Jordan flowed along
Or that, sweet stream where people met for prayer,
Still expectation held the gathering throng
By the lake shore, in the hushed Sabbath air
"Baptism In Lake Aluumette" by Nora Pembroke

In news:

Dundee Neighborhood, Courtesy of Jordan Mapes.
MAC CERULLO/Staff photo Sparhawk High School student Ashley Jordan uses her iPad during history class.
Neil Jordan interviews a whole new set of vampires but draws precious little blood.
The actress is the latest to join Hollywood's vampire craze in Neil Jordan's deadly thriller.
The splendid Jordan Estate winery is modeled after the great châteaux of Bordeaux.
Not Pictured is Jordan A Moore.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office reports that 58-year-old Louis Felipe Jordan was found dead inside the trailer after firefighters put out the blaze.
The Wakulla County Sheriff's Office reports that 58-year-old Louis Felipe Jordan was found dead inside the trailer Friday morning after firefighters put out the blaze.
At the recent ROAR region 10 on road championships, Caster took first and third in novice thanks to Jordan and Ryan Fontaine proving their talent as good drivers.
Jordan Staal, now with the Carolina Hurricanes, participated in Friday's Champs for more.
Ghassab Al-Bedoul's cave in Petra, Jordan, is listed on travel site CouchSurfing.com.
Tonight's lodging: Cave in Jordan.
Katie Price aka Jordan seen horsing about while promoting her new book 'In The Name Of Love' at the Worx in London on June, 21 2012.
King Abdullah II of Jordan, center, paid respects on Saturday over the coffin of Capt.
Matt Linhardt, Tommy Nolan, and Jordan Reinwald in The Glass Menagerie.
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In science:

Subsection 4.1 describes a probabilistic growth algorithm for the Jordan form of upper triangular matrices over a finite field.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Theorem 12 gives a probabilistic growth algorithm for the Jordan form of random elements of T (n, q).
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Theorem 12 leads to the following central limit theorem about the asymptotic Jordan form of an element of T (n, q).
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Theorem 13 ([B]) Let λ be the partition corresponding to the Jordan form of a random element of T (n, q).
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
The first step is to link the probability that an element of T (n, q) has Jordan form of type Λ with symmetric function theory.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
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