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[bamf] /bæmf/
Also called Banffshire
[bamf-sheer, -sher] /ˈbæmf ʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA)
. a historic county in NE Scotland.
a seaport in this district.
a resort town in Banff National Park. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • All these routes will bring you to the eastern portal of the mountains at Calgary, and on to Banff and other points in the Parks.

    Among the Canadian Alps Lawrence J. Burpee
  • The return by the east coast was through the counties of Moray and Banff to Aberdeen.

    Robert Burns Principal Shairp.
  • He went back to Aberdeen to look out for news or instructions, but was to join us later at Banff.

  • I live in the suburbs of Banff now in Miss Joness old house.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • The best thing about Banff is that in fifteen or twenty minutes you can be out of it and in Macduff.

    Our Journey to the Hebrides Joseph Pennell and Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • She will be found so described in the arms of the Royal Burgh of Banff.

    A Complete Guide to Heraldry Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
  • He caught a fine lot of fish in Devil's Lake near Banff, one a lake trout weighing thirty-six pounds.

    A Summer's Outing Carter H. Harrison
  • Banff and Lake Louise are the resorts on the east side of the Divide.

    The Columbia River William Denison Lyman
  • The streets of Banff, though composed of houses varying much in size, are generally straight and of a convenient width.

  • All the same, to search the rocks from Banff to Revelstoke is a big job.

    Northwest! Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for Banff


a town in NE Scotland, in Aberdeenshire. Pop: 3991 (2001)
a town in Canada, in SW Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains: surrounded by Banff National Park. Pop: 7135 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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