[ab-er-deen for 1, 2; ab-er-deen for 3–6]
- Also called Ab·er·deen·shire [ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/. a historic county in NE Scotland.
- a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region.
- a city in NE South Dakota.
- a seaport in W Washington.
- a town in NE Maryland.
- a fishhook having an extended bend.
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Examples from the Web for aberdonian
One of my parishioners, an Aberdonian born, was on the lookout.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
I was not surprised afterwards to learn that he was a pure Aberdonian.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6)
Thus enabling the cautious Aberdonian to improve his mind by travel at a minimum of expense.
Another instance of the Aberdonian zeal for the punishment of witches appears on 6th January 1603.The Mysteries of All Nations
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard Aberdonian accent.The Valley of Fear
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- a native or inhabitant of Aberdeen
- of or relating to Aberdeen or its inhabitants
- a city in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: centre for processing North Sea oil and gas; university (1494). Pop: 184 788 (2001)
- City of Aberdeen a council area in NE Scotland, established in 1996. Pop: 206 600 (2003 est). Area: 186 sq km (72 sq miles)
- George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of. 1784–1860, British statesman. He was foreign secretary under Wellington (1828) and Peel (1841–46); became prime minister of a coalition ministry in 1852 but was compelled to resign after mismanagement of the Crimean War (1855)
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