[ ah-kuh-buh, ak-uh- ]
/ ˈɑ kə bə, ˈæk ə- /
a seaport in southwestern Jordan, at the northern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.
Gulf of Aqaba, an arm of the Red Sea, between Saudi Arabia and Egypt. 100 miles (160 km) long.
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Also A·ka·ba .
Origin of Aqaba
First recorded in 1905–10; from Arabic; shortening of al-ʿaqabat Aylah “the mountain pass of Aylah”
Words nearby Aqaba
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Example sentences from the Web for Aqaba
The school, the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Aqaba, opened in September of this year to no publicity at all.
British Dictionary definitions for Aqaba
/ (ˈækəbə) /
the only port in Jordan, in the southwest, on the Gulf of Aqaba . Pop: 80 790 (2004)
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