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[bamf] /bæmf/
Also called Banffshire
[bamf-sheer, -sher] /ˈbæmf ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in NE Scotland.
a seaport in this district.
a resort town in Banff National Park. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Historical Examples
  • The return by the east coast was through the counties of Moray and Banff to Aberdeen.

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
  • Cyril,” she asked, “has Harry given you our address at Glacier and Banff?

    Prescott of Saskatchewan Harold Bindloss
  • That's my Lady Banff's—I gave her a bit of my mind the other evening.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • You must blame the Earl of Banff, not me; he kept me with him until after eight o'clock.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • I live in the suburbs of Banff now in Miss Joness old house.

    The Romance of His Life

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • It stands in the village of Rathven, in the district of the Enzie, and the shire of Banff.

    Archaeological Essays Vol. 2 James Y. Simpson
  • She will be found so described in the arms of the Royal Burgh of Banff.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • She informed me, on leaving, that she resided at Banff, but that her husband was then at Perth.

    A History of the Gipsies Walter Simson
  • Banff and Lake Louise are the resorts on the east side of the Divide.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
  • All the same, to search the rocks from Banff to Revelstoke is a big job.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for Banff


a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop: 3991 (2001)
a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park. Pop: 7135 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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