Aberdeenshire



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.
Historical Examples

Meanwhile, for many years breeders in aberdeenshire had been holding annual sales of young bulls and heifers from their herds.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various

There is no other grass to be compared with it for putting on beef in aberdeenshire.
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie

A similar account is given in connection with a hill in aberdeenshire.
The Testimony of Tradition David MacRitchie

“Scarlet Velvet” and “Diphthong” gained the aberdeenshire challenge-cup in 1862-63.
Cattle and Cattle-breeders William M’Combie

But in aberdeenshire an exception occurs, the three epochs of sound and shock in most cases coinciding with one another.
A Study of Recent Earthquakes Charles Davison

I am told, that the inhabitants of aberdeenshire are still more acute.
The Expedition of Humphry Clinker Tobias Smollett

Fact is, she was very ill when you were born, and there was a bit of Scotch blood in her; she had lived in aberdeenshire.
Wild Heather L. T. Meade

The University Clark is supposed to have been an aberdeenshire man.
Notes and Queries, Number 192, July 2, 1853 Various

The Jordan ranks in size with the Dee of aberdeenshire, but is rather less rapid.
Curiosities of Christian History Croake James

They are also met with in the granitic detritus of Cairngorm in aberdeenshire.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

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)
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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