aberdeenshire








< /ˌæb ərˈdin ʃɪər, -ʃər/. 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.
  • noun

    1. 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

    1. a city in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: centre for processing North Sea oil and gas; university (1494). Pop: 184 788 (2001)
    2. 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

    1. 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.

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