from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of Mesopotamia occupying the northern part of Babylonia. It reached the height of its power in the third millennium B.C.
- An ancient city of Mesopotamia and capital of the Akkadian empire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia (northern Babylonia).
- proper n. Also called Agade. A city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Genesis 10:10.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Accad.
From Akkadian accadû ("Accadians"), from cadurru ("marks, bounds")/cudurru, compound of ca,ciam ("thus"), genitive of ci ("how"), and dararu ("roam"). (Wiktionary)