Aberdeen

(redirected from Aberdeen City)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Aberdeen,

former county, Scotland: see AberdeenshireAberdeenshire,
council area (1993 est. pop. 223,630), 2,438 sq mi (6,315 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Aberdeenshire (or Aberdeen) became part of the Grampian region in 1975.
..... Click the link for more information.
.

Aberdeen,

city (1991 pop. 218,200) and council area, NE Scotland, on the North Sea at the mouth of the Dee River. It is Scotland's third largest city. Aberdeen is the financial and administrative center for Britain's North Sea oil industry as well as a major fishing port and granite-quarrying center. Aberdeen became a royal burgh in 1176 and was a leading port for trade with England and the Low Countries as early as the 14th cent. The town was burned by the English in 1336. It was a stronghold of royalist and episcopal sentiment in the religious wars of the 17th cent. Aberdeen is noted for its granite Cathedral of St. Machar. The Univ. of Aberdeen includes King's College (founded 1493) and Marischal College (founded 1593).

Aberdeen

(ăb`ərdēn'). 1 Town (1990 pop. 13,087), Harford co., NE Md., in a farm region; inc. 1892. Just south, on Chesapeake Bay, is the U.S. army's huge Aberdeen Proving Ground, a major research, development, and testing installation and site of the army ordnance center and school. An ordnance museum is on the grounds. 2 City (1990 pop. 24,927), seat of Brown co., NE S.Dak.; inc. 1882. The trade and distribution center for a wheat and livestock region, it has grain elevators and soybean oil, candy, and dairy-processing plants. Other industries include machinery, electronic and medical equipment, chemicals, computers, printing, wood products, and ethanol. Northern State Univ. and the Dakota Prairie Museum are there. 3 City (1990 pop. 16,565), Grays Harbor co., W Wash., a port of entry on Grays Harbor, at the confluence of the Chehalis and the Wishkah rivers; inc. 1890. With its adjacent twin city, HoquiamHoquiam
, city (1990 pop. 8,972), Grays Harbor co., W Wash., on Grays Harbor; inc. 1890. With its twin city, Aberdeen (3,) it has fishing, shellfishing, lumbering, wood products, paper, cranberry, and tourist industries.
..... Click the link for more information.
, it has lumbering, shipping, boatbuilding, seafood-processing, and steel and copper foundries. Wood products and lumbering, long the local economic mainstays, have declined since the late 20th cent. The cities serve as a gateway to Olympic National Park (see under Olympic Mts.Olympic Mountains,
highest part of the Coast Ranges, on the Olympic Peninsula, NW Wash. Mt. Olympus (7,965 ft/2,427 m) is the highest point in the mountains, which are composed mainly of sedimentary rock.
..... Click the link for more information.
). Aberdeen is the site of Grays Harbor Historical Seaport and its tall ships.

Aberdeen

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)

Aberdeen

2
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. a council area in NE Scotland, established in 1996. Pop.: 206 600 (2003 est.). Area: 186 sq. km (72 sq. miles)
References in periodicals archive ?
The Cloud Navigator plan is being used by Aberdeen City Council to fundamentally change the way it delivers services to more than 200,000 people, improving the experience for customers and staff while being more efficient.
Cairn Group already owns and operates two hotels in the nearby vicinity - the Station Hotel in the heart of Aberdeen city centre which is set to receive a significant PS5m investment, and Best Western Summerhill Hotel and Suites Aberdeen, three miles afield.
"Therefore, as a representative of the roads authority for Aberdeen City, I require that you remove the obstructing advertising board positioned outside your business.
With a strong economic case for maximising production from our national oil and gas reserves, coupled with long term international demand for industry expertise centred in Aberdeen city and shire, the prospects for this city look good.
The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during construction works by Balfour Beatty for Aberdeen City Council.
It also said that it was "clear that Lord Bonomy had been misled by those Aberdeen City Council staff who met with him and his team during the Infant Cremation Commission's visit".
A spokesman for Aberdeen city council said the translation was done by a native Polish speaker.
Aberdeen City Council are under fire from union chiefs over drives in Poland to find brickies, plumbers, joiners and electricians.
The unnamed member of Aberdeen City Councils social work department "clearly failed" to comply with national standards on the supervision of sex offenders living in the community, an independent report said yesterday.
Aberdeen City Council announced the introduction of the fee to take away gardening waste earlier this year to help raise funds for the cash-strapped local authority.

Full browser ?