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Aberdeen

[ ab-er-deen for 1, 2; ab-er-deen for 3-6 ]
/ ˌæb ərˈdin for 1, 2; ˈæb ərˌdin for 3-6 /
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noun

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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OTHER WORDS FROM Aberdeen

Ab·er·do·ni·an [ab-er-doh-nee-uhn], /ˌæb ərˈdoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Aberdeen (1 of 2)

Aberdeen1
/ (ˌæbəˈdiːn) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for Aberdeen (2 of 2)

Aberdeen2
/ (ˌæbəˈdiːn) /

noun

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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Aberdeen

Aberdeen
[ (ab-uhr-deen) ]

City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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