Definitions for aberdeenˌæb ərˈdin; -ʃɪər, -ʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ab•er•deenˌæb ərˈdin; -ʃɪər, -ʃər(n.)

  1. a historic county in NE Scotland.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a seaport in NE Scotland, on the North Sea: administrative center of the Grampian region. 219,100.

    Category: Geography (places)

Ab`er•do′ni•an-ˈdoʊ ni ən(adj.; n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aberdeen(noun)

    a town in western Washington

  2. Aberdeen(noun)

    a town in northeastern South Dakota

  3. Aberdeen(noun)

    a town in northeastern Maryland

  4. Aberdeen(noun)

    a city in northeastern Scotland on the North Sea

Wiktionary

  1. Aberdeen(Noun)

    A wide evenly curved fishhook.

  2. Aberdeen(Noun)

    A port city in Scotland, on the North Sea.

  3. Aberdeen(ProperNoun)

    A port city in Scotland, on the North Sea.

  4. Aberdeen(ProperNoun)

    A county in northeastern Scotland.

  5. Aberdeen(ProperNoun)

    A city in northeastern South Dakota.

  6. Aberdeen(ProperNoun)

    A city in eastern Maryland, home of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds.

  7. Origin: From aber + Don#Etymology 3 (the site of Old Aberdeen). Written Aberdon c. 1187 and Aberden c. 1214.

Freebase

  1. Aberdeen

    Aberdeen is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 220,420. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver due to their high mica contents. The city has a long, sandy coastline. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe. The area around Aberdeen has been settled since at least 8,000 years ago, when prehistoric villages lay around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. Aberdeen received Royal Burgh status from King David I, transforming the city economically. The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and The Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen's seaport. Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world and the seaport is the largest in the north-east of Scotland.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Aberdeen

    the fourth city in Scotland, on the E. coast, between the mouths of the Dee and Don; built of grey granite, with many fine public edifices, a flourishing university, a large trade, and thriving manufactures. Old Aberdeen, on the Don, now incorporated in the municipality, is the seat of a cathedral church, and of King's College, founded in 1404, united with the university in the new town.

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