Definition of Akaba
1. Noun. Jordan's port; located in southwestern Jordan on the Gulf of Aqaba.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan, Jordan
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Literary usage of Akaba
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1898)
"We joined the camels on the way, and after two hours of stones ascended the very steep Akaba Beva. The view from the hills above— about 2500 feet—is ..."
2. Eastern Life, Present and Past by Harriet Martineau (1848)
"FROM SINAI TO Akaba. WE were now about to set forth on what might be called the most romantic part of our travels. Many European travellers have been to ..."
3. Diplomatic Documents Relating to the Outbreak of the European War by James Brown Scott (1916)
"It is pretty clear that naval parties are on their way both to Akaba and the Persian ... At Akaba it is not impossible that floating mines may be let loose ..."
4. Sinai and Palestine, in Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1905)
"X. Ascent of St. Catherine.—XI. Ascent of the Jebel ed-Deir. XII. Route from Sinai to the Gulf of 'Akaba. Tomb of Sheykh Saleh. ..."
5. Sinai and Palestine: In Connection with Their History by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1875)
"Route from Sinai to the Gulf of 'Akaba. Tomb of Sheykh Saleh. ... Gulf of'Akaba ; Elath. XIV. The 'Arabah.—XV. Approach to Petra.—XVI. Ascent of Mount Hor. ..."
6. Modern Egypt and Thebes: Being a Description of Egypt; Including the by Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, Gardner Wilkinson (1843)
"Akaba and Petra. FOR the journey to Mount Sinai'it will be necessary to" engage some of the Tor Arabs, who will supply camels, and act as guides through ..."