Alberta


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Alberta: Edmonton

Al·ber·ta

 (ăl-bûr′tə) Abbr. AB or Alba. or Alta.
A province of western Canada between British Columbia and Saskatchewan. It was admitted as a province in 1905. Wheat farming and cattle ranching were the basis of the province's economy until the discovery of oil and natural gas in the early 1960s. Edmonton is the capital and Calgary the largest city.

Al·ber′tan adj. & n.

Alberta

(ælˈbɜːtə)
n
(Placename) a province of W Canada: mostly prairie, with the Rocky Mountains in the southwest Capital: Edmonton. Pop: 3 645 257 (2011 est). Area: 661 188 sq km (255 285 sq miles). Abbreviation: Alta or AB

Al•ber•ta

(ælˈbɜr tə)

n.
a province in W Canada. 2,847,000; 255,285 sq. mi. (661,190 sq. km). Cap.: Edmonton. Abbr.: AB, Alta.
Al•ber′tan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western CanadaAlberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Banff - a popular vacation spot in the Canadian Rockies
Calgary - the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
Edmonton - the capital of the province of Alberta
Translations
Alberta
References in classic literature ?
Four years ago his father was sick and had to go out to Alberta for his health and Gilbert went with him.
6] Department of Medicine, Division of Urology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Harper's tenuous conservative government is backed by 26 members from Alberta, many of whom have loyalties to both Harper and Klein.
The patient previously resided in a village in Newfoundland but had relocated to Alberta 5 months before onset of illness.
In the upcoming season, when it expands to 26 dancers, Alberta ballet, situated in the capital of Canada's oil industry, will become the country third largest ballet company--after the National of Ballet of Canada and Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal.
Sales rep: Alberta Radio Group, 4752-99 St, Edmonton, AB T6E 5H5; 780/437-9233, 877/707-2346, FAX: 780/435-0206, contact Leo Pilon, lpilon@cfcw.
Micron recently acquired an impressive 50% interest in six new contiguous Athabasca Oil Sands sections in Alberta, Canada.
While the federal and provincial ministers lauded the agreement, critics claimed that it will permit the Alberta government to move ahead with its policy of favoring commercial child care businesses.
Alberta Co's current production averages approximately 48 boe/d, and is predominantly comprised of natural gas.
This survey will provide Alberta Star with additional information and aid in identifying and properly evaluating additional high priority drill targets.
Zi applied to the Court and obtained an injunction of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, alleging the shares controlled by the Receiver were acquired in breach of Alberta securities laws, and that the Receiver should be prevented from using the illegally acquired shares to change the board.
Alberta Star is a Canadian mineral exploration company that identifies, acquires, finances advanced stage exploration projects in Canada.

Full browser ?