[ ak-ad, ah-kahd ]
/ ˈæk æd, ˈɑ kɑd /

noun Also Accad.

one of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia, the northern division of Babylonia.
Also called Agade. a city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Gen. 10:10.


Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for akkad

British Dictionary definitions for akkad



/ (ˈækæd) /


a city on the Euphrates in N Babylonia, the centre of a major empire and civilization (2360–2180 bc)Ancient name: Agade (əˈɡɑːdɪ, əˈɡeɪdɪ)
an ancient region lying north of Babylon, from which the Akkadian language and culture is named
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012