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ˈstɜr lɪŋ; -ˌʃɪər, -ʃərStir·ling

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  1. Stirlingnoun

    A Scottish city, formerly in Stirlingshire.

  2. Stirlingnoun

    derived from the town.

  3. Stirlingnoun

    transferred from the surname.


  1. Stirling

    Stirling is a city and former ancient burgh in Scotland, and is at the heart of the wider Stirling council area. The city is clustered around a large fortress and medieval old-town beside the River Forth. Historically it was strategically important as the "Gateway to the Highlands", with its position near the boundary between the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, indeed, it has been described as the brooch which clasps the Highlands and the Lowlands together. Its historical position as the nearest crossing of the Forth to the river mouth meant that many of its visitors were in fact invaders. The beast of Stirling is the wolf, which it shares with Rome. According to legend, when Stirling was under attack from Viking invaders, a wolf howled, alerting the townspeople in time to save the town. Once the capital of Scotland, Stirling contains the Great Hall and the Renaissance Palace within the Castle that rivalled any building in Europe at the time. Stirling also has its medieval parish church, The Church of the Holy Rude, where King James VI was crowned King of Scots on 29 July 1567. The Holy Rude still functions as a living church with a service every Sunday.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Stirling

    the county town of Stirlingshire, and one of the most ancient and historically-interesting cities of Scotland; occupies a fine site on the Forth, 36 m. NW. of Edinburgh and 29 m. NE. of Glasgow; most prominent feature is the rocky castle hill, rising at the westward end of the town to a height of 420 feet, and crowned by the ancient castle, a favourite Stuart residence, and associated with many stirring events in Scottish history, and utilised now as a garrison-station; interesting also are "Argyll's Lodging," Greyfriars Church (Pointed Gothic of the 15th century), the fine statue of Bruce, &c.; has manufactures of tartans, tweeds, carpets, &c., and a trade in agricultural and mining products.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. stirling

    An ancient town of Scotland, the chief town of Stirlingshire, 31 miles northwest from Edinburgh. During the Danish invasion in 1009, it was the headquarters of the Scottish army. In the vicinity was fought the battle of Stirling in 1297. The town was taken by Edward I., after a siege of three months, in 1304. It was held by the English for ten years, until it was retaken by Robert Bruce after the battle of Bannockburn. In 1651, after the battle of Dunbar, the castle was taken by Gen. Monk; and it withstood a siege by the Highlanders in 1745.

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  1. Stirling

    redoubtable, hard working

    The Team really pulled out all the stops and their stirling work eventually gained them Victory

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stirling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Stirling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. loom
    • B. abash
    • C. affront
    • D. abduct

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