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.
He was a silent, precise man with a dour nature and a hard aberdonian accent.
The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I was not surprised afterwards to learn that he was a pure aberdonian.
South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. IV (of 6) Louis Creswicke
One of my parishioners, an aberdonian born, was on the lookout.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles
Thus enabling the cautious aberdonian to improve his mind by travel at a minimum of expense.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 3, 1914 Various
An aberdonian went to spend a few days in London with his son, who had done exceptionally well in the great metropolis.
Toaster’s Handbook Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
Another instance of the aberdonian zeal for the punishment of witches appears on 6th January 1603.
The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant
“Nae end o’t till his life makes an end,” answered the aberdonian.
The Antiquary, Complete Sir Walter Scott
a native or inhabitant of Aberdeen
of or relating to Aberdeen or its inhabitants
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)
City in northeastern Scotland, on the North Sea.
noun a former coal-mining village in S Wales, in Merthyr Tydfil county borough: scene of a disaster in 1966 when a slag heap collapsed onto part of the village killing 144 people (including 116 children)
abermud games The first popular open source MUD. The first version of AberMUD, named after Aberystwyth, UK, was written in B by Alan Cox, Richard Acott, Jim Finnis, and Leon Thrane, at University of Wales, Aberystwyth for an old Honeywell mainframe and opened in 1987. The gameplay was heavily influenced by MUD1, written by Roy […]
Ralph (David) 1926–90, U.S. clergyman and civil-rights leader. Historical Examples Some of our forlorn party had friends to meet them and Governor Abernathy kept the others until places were found for them. A Survivor’s Recollections of the Whitman Massacre Matilda Sager A big crowd of rooters had come over from Hartford to whoop things up […]
noun a crisp unleavened biscuit Historical Examples The position of abernethy was always easy and natural, sometimes almost homely. The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre The late Duke of York is reported to have once consulted abernethy. The Jest Book Mark Lemon abernethy was very careful not to take fees from patients if […]