Aberdeen



Also called Aberdeenshire
[ab-er-deen-sheer, -sher] /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). 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.
Contemporary Examples

Aberdeen, perched on the North Sea, offers a perfect example of the schism between the top and bottom earners.
Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality Noah Caldwell September 17, 2014

A former Fulbright scholar in Ukraine, Dr. Brasher has taught at the University of Aberdeen, and Tulane University.
When Christianity Turns Violent Brenda E. Brasher March 31, 2010

The two are said to have fallen in love when she visited him at his home in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Elizabeth Smart Marries Scottish Prince Charming in Dream Hawaii Wedding Nicholas McCarvel February 23, 2012

He lives 45 miles south of Aberdeen in a small town called Montrose, home to the second oldest golf course in the world.
Donald Trump’s Golf Gadfly Lizzie Crocker October 21, 2011

Historical Examples

The manager’s voice and stories thickened, and the thoughts of the Russian danseuse became fixed on Aberdeen.
The Crooked House Brandon Fleming

Instead of giving a civil reply, “Oh,” he said, “Aberdeen awa’!”
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie

The Aberdeen project was started in December, 1917, and first tests were made within a month.
America’s Munitions 1917-1918 Benedict Crowell

As regards good Aberdeen or North-country crosses, they are rent-payers.
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie

Be sure that it is in your heart in Leith to seek revenge as well as it is in my heart here in Aberdeen.
Samuel Rutherford Alexander Whyte

It is believed for certain that Cope will embark at Aberdeen.
Memoirs of the Jacobites of 1715 and 1745 Mrs. Thomson

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)
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)
Aberdeen [(ab-uhr-deen)]

City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.

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