- a seaport in and the economic capital of the Republic of Yemen, in the S part: formerly the center of a British colony.
- Colony of. Also called State of Aden. a former British colony on the Gulf of Aden and a member of the former Federation of South Arabia. 75 sq. mi. (194 sq. km).
- Protectorate of, former name, until 1962, of the former Protectorate of South Arabia.
- Gulf of, an arm of the Arabian Sea between the E tip of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
- variant of adeno- before a vowel: adenitis.
- Republic of, a country in S Arabia, formed in 1990 by the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen. 207,000 sq. mi. (536,130 sq. km). Capital: (political) Sanʿa. Capital: (economic) Aden.
- Also called North Yemen. a former country in SW Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Sanʿa.
- Also called South Yemen. a former country in S Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Capital: Aden.
Examples from the Web for aden
On October 14, Al Hirak held its largest protest ever with more than 100,000 people attending a rally in the port city of Aden.Yemen’s a Model All Right—For Disaster
Michael Shank , Casey Harrity
November 14, 2014
If I had one wish here, it would be for Aden Young to sneak a surprise nod for Rectify.Emmys 2014: Who Will and Who Should Be Nominated
July 9, 2014
The pipes and drums then commenced to play “The Barren Rocks of Aden.”Michael Daly: My Last Day With JFK
November 11, 2013
The temperature on the water in the Gulf of Aden can reach 100 and above.‘You Have 30 Seconds’: The Real Captain Phillips’s Gripping Memoir
Captain Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
October 11, 2013
What is new is the rapid growth of these franchises—associated cells and sympathetic movements from Algeria to Aden.The Coming of Al Qaeda 3.0
August 6, 2013
I therefore sailed with the Choising in the direction of Aden.
It was six days since Christmas, and already Aden was left behind.
He had written to them, and they would write to meet the boat at Aden.
My wing will be at Aden, at the bottom of the Red Sea, for the next year or two.Is He Popenjoy?
The route to be taken was the usual one by Aden and Port Said.The Coming Conquest of England
- the main port and commercial capital of Yemen, on the N coast of the Gulf of Aden, an arm of the Indian Ocean at the entrance to the Red Sea: capital of South Yemen until 1990: formerly an important port of call on shipping routes to the East. Pop: 584 000 (2005 est)
- a former British colony and protectorate on the S coast of the Arabian Peninsula: became part of South Yemen in 1967, now part of Yemen. Area: 195 sq km (75 sq miles)
- a republic in SW Arabia, on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden: formed in 1990 from the union of North Yemen and South Yemen: consists of arid coastal lowlands, rising to fertile upland valleys and mountains in the west and to the Hadhramaut plateau in the SE: the north and east contains part of the Great Sandy Desert. Official language: Arabic. Official religion: Muslim. Currency: riyal. Capital: San`a. Pop: 25 408 288 (2005 est). Area (including territory claimed by Yemen along the undemarcated eastern border with Saudi Arabia): 472 099 sq km (182 278 sq miles)Official name: Yemen Republic See also North Yemen, South Yemen
Word Origin and History for aden
place in southern Arabia, ultimately from Akkadian edinnu "plain," which some think also is the root of Biblical Eden.
southwestern region of Arabia, from Arabic Yemen, literally "the country of the south," from yaman "right side" (i.e., south side, if one is facing east). The right side regarded as auspicious, hence Arabic yamana "he was happy," literally "he went to the right," and hence the Latin name for the region in Roman times, Arabia Felix, lit, "Happy Arabia."
- Variant ofadeno-