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[fawr-fer, -fahr]
  1. a town in the Tayside region, in E Scotland.
  2. former name of Angus.
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Examples from the Web for forfar

Historical Examples

  • The Earl of Forfar—on the King's side—wounded in the engagement.

    English and Scottish Ballads, Volume VII (of 8)


  • After receiving a liberal education, he was placed with a surgeon at Forfar.

    Literary Byways

    William Andrews

  • John Nevay, the bard of Forfar, was born in that town on the 28th of January 1792.

  • It lies about five miles northwest of Forfar, and about sixty-two miles north of Edinburgh.

  • The evidence concerning Isobel Shyrie at Forfar is too long to quote, but it is clear that she acted as the officer.

British Dictionary definitions for forfar


  1. a market town in E Scotland, the administrative centre of Angus: site of a castle, residence of Scottish kings between the 11th and 14th centuries. Pop: 13 206 (2001)
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