/ (ˌæbəˈdiːnˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

  1. a council area and historical county of N Scotland, on the North Sea: became part of Grampian Region in 1975 but reinstated as an independent unitary authority (with adjusted borders) in 1996: rises to the Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains in the SW: chiefly agricultural (esp sheep and stock raising). Administrative centre: Aberdeen. Pop: 229 330 (2003 est). Area 6319 sq km (2439 sq miles)

Words Nearby Aberdeenshire

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How to use Aberdeenshire in a sentence

  • Aberdeenshire alone furnished more than half the anecdotes collected by Dean Ramsay.

    Friend Mac Donald | Max O'Rell
  • As for Susanna's own accent, she comes from the heart of Aberdeenshire, and her intonation is beyond my power to reproduce.

  • Both of the Edwards brothers and their wives are natives of Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

  • Not enough—not enough—not nearly enough for a wild girl of Aberdeenshire, a girl who has lived on the moors and loved them.

    Betty Vivian | L. T. Meade
  • The local chronicler is much perplexed by another somewhat inelegant Aberdeenshire witticism—“Gang to Birse and bottle skate.”