a seaport in and the economic capital of the Republic of Yemen, in the southern part: formerly the center of a British colony.
Colony 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).: Also called State of Aden.
Protectorate of Aden, former name, until 1962, of the former Protectorate of South Arabia.
Gulf of Aden, an arm of the Arabian Sea between Arabia and the eastern tip of Africa.
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How to use Aden in a sentence
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.
If I had one wish here, it would be for Aden Young to sneak a surprise nod for Rectify.
The pipes and drums then commenced to play “The Barren Rocks of Aden.”
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
What is new is the rapid growth of these franchises—associated cells and sympathetic movements from Algeria to Aden.
All my poor men feel the change very much, coming from the heat of Aden.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie | George Brenton Laurie
I have been told that they each discovered their wretched mistake before they got to the Gulf of Aden.The Tigress | Anne Warner
It is sufficient to state that the British political dependency of Aden is, ethnologically, an Arab town.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies | Robert Gordon Latham
The rock of Aden, bare, rugged and unattractive in appearance, rose before us; in due time we were at anchor in the bay.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army | Charles Alexander Gordon
At Aden, where they suffer much from humidity, the mouse-mill is or has been surrounded with burning carbon.Heroes of the Telegraph | J. Munro
British Dictionary definitions for Aden
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)
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Cultural definitions for Aden
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