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  1. a city in S Alberta, in SW Canada.
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  • A telegram of just one word has come from Duncan, dated at Calgary.

    The Prairie Mother

    Arthur Stringer

  • On leaving Calgary we passed through some towns with astonishing names.

  • The country is very much like the foot-hills of the Rockies near Calgary in appearance.

    The Red Watch

    J. A. Currie

  • He scooted for Calgary as soon as his threshing-work was finished up.

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer

  • The tension has been relieved by Dinky-Dunk going off to Calgary.

    The Prairie Child

    Arthur Stringer

British Dictionary definitions for calgary


  1. a city in Canada, in S Alberta: centre of a large agricultural region; oilfields. Pop: 879 277 (2001)
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calgary in Culture



City in southern Alberta, Canada.


Calgary is home of the Calgary Stampede, an annual rodeo, and was the host city of the 1988 winter Olympic Games.
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