a province in W Canada. 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km).
Capital: Edmonton.
Abbreviation: Alba., Alta.
a female given name, form of .
Historical Examples

More connections between it and the albertan railways were required; and he was in Canada looking round and negotiating.
Lady Merton, Colonist Mrs. Humphry Ward

of or relating to Alberta or its inhabitants
a native or inhabitant of Alberta
a province of W Canada: mostly prairie, with the Rocky Mountains in the southwest Capital: Edmonton. Pop: 3 201 895 (2004 est). Area: 661 188 sq km (255 285 sq miles) Abbreviation Alta, AB

Canadian province, founded in 1882 and named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848-1939), fourth daughter of Queen Victoria, wife of the governor general, John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, Marquess of Lorne. She was named for her father, Prince Albert.

Province in western Canada, bordered by the Northwest Territories to the north, Saskatchewan to the east, Montana to the south, and British Columbia to the west. Edmonton is its capital and largest city.

Note: Recent exploitation of oil, natural gas, and mineral resources has replaced agriculture as Alberta’s primary industry.

Note: Banff, in the Canadian Rockies (see Rocky Mountains), is a popular vacation spot.


Read Also:

  • Alberti

    Leon Battista [le-awn baht-tee-stah] /lɛˈɔn bɑtˈti stɑ/ (Show IPA), 1404–72, Italian architect, artist, musician, and poet. Rafael [rah-fah-el] /rɑ fɑˈɛl/ (Show IPA), 1902–1999, Spanish poet. Historical Examples Alberti, until then esteemed the most admirable of its kind. The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6) Luigi Antonio Lanzi Palermo (Florence 1871), have shown […]

  • Alberti bass

    a reiterated broken-chord figure used as an accompaniment, especially in 18th-century rococo keyboard music.

  • Albertine

    a female given name: derived from Albert. Contemporary Examples Albertine was forced to move back in with her mother with no sign of a future career. A First Lady of Punk Rock Talks Justin Jones December 8, 2014 The Fugitive opens with the flight of the narrator’s own obsessive love interest, Albertine. David’s Book Club: […]

  • Albertite

    noun a black solid variety of bitumen that has a conchoidal fracture and occurs in veins in oil-bearing strata Historical Examples albertite, an asphaltic hydrocarbon compound, a soft black material, obtained in Canada. The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 Various From albertite, a lustrous black mineral found in New Brunswick. Cooley’s Practical Receipts, […]

Disclaimer: Albertan definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.