[ab-er-deen for 1, 2; ab-er-deen for 3–6]
- 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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Examples from the Web for aberdeenshire
In Aberdeenshire I consider that a large bullock ought to pay 25s.
"Scarlet Velvet" and "Diphthong" gained the Aberdeenshire challenge-cup in 1862-63.
There is no other grass to be compared with it for putting on beef in Aberdeenshire.
Many of the finest specimens are to be found in Aberdeenshire.
I am told, that the inhabitants of Aberdeenshire are still more acute.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
- 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)
- 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)
- 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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