Aberdeen

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

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.

Related forms

Ab·er·do·ni·an [ab-er-doh-nee-uh n] /ˌæb ərˈdoʊ ni ən/, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for aberdeenshire (1 of 3)

Aberdeenshire

/ (ˌæbəˈdiːnˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun

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)

British Dictionary definitions for aberdeenshire (2 of 3)

Aberdeen

1
/ (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 aberdeenshire (3 of 3)

Aberdeen

2
/ (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)

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Culture definitions for aberdeenshire

Aberdeen

[ (ab-uhr-deen) ]

City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.


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