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Any of a breed of hornless beef cattle that originated in Scotland and are usually black but also occur in a red variety. Also called Black Angus.

[After Angus, former county of Scotland.]


(Placename) a council area of E Scotland on the North Sea: the historical county of Angus became part of Tayside region in 1975; reinstated as a unitary authority (excluding City of Dundee) in 1996. Administrative centre: Forfar. Pop: 107 520 (2003 est). Area: 2181 sq km (842 sq miles)


(ˈæŋ gəs)

1. Formerly, Forfar. a historic county in E Scotland.
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Noun1.Angus - Celtic god of love and beauty; patron deity of young men and women
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
2.Angus - black hornless breed from ScotlandAngus - black hornless breed from Scotland  
beef, beef cattle - cattle that are reared for their meat
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I said: "My full name is Iain Beag Maciomhair, a mac as sine a bh'aig Iain Aonghas 'an Ruaidh, a Tobasan ann am Bearnaraigh, Leodhais." My full name, patronymic and the wee island I called home.
And Aonghas Mhor and Jack Robertson, both 16, handed director Peter Jackson a copy at the London premiere of his new WW1 documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old.
S ANN an-drasta fhein a tha mi a' glacadh a' phrograim a rinn mo charaid Calum Aonghas MacAoidh mun a' choimhearsnachd Phagastanach ann an Leodhas.
While Watson has highlighted under-represented areas of a Gaelic writer's language and writing, in Aonghas Mac Leoid's 'Forgetting Donald Sinclair 1885-1932: the Passage Between Celtic Revival and Scottish Renaissance', we see a writer whose work in the Gaelic language, while ground-breaking, has often been side-lined or even forgotten in the light of the reputation of those who came after, particularly Sorley MacLean.
To enjoy English translations from the Scottish Gaelic of poets like Whyte, Campbell, and Aonghas MacNeacail.
Aonghas St-Hilaire Kweyol in Postcolonial Saint Lucia: Globalization, Language Planning and National Development.
Valuable work by Steve Boardman on the Campbells, Martin MacGregor on the MacGregors, Aonghas MacCoinnich on the Mackenzies, and Alison Cathcart on the Grants of Freuchy and the hybrid Clan Chattan has widened our understanding of different power structures within the clans.
Tambien por el serbal y el pino que la ocultaban del mar y de la breve luz del sol y por el collie Aonghas, acostado a la puerta donde murio: un bastidor de huesos, una trampa saltada.
Visitors will hear tales of intrigue, battle, witchcraft and downfall and a powerful musical score, with music by William Sweeney and words by Aonghas MacNeacail.
Steve Murdoch and Angus Mackillop, Fighting for Identity, which includes another exposition on the nineteenth century by Streets, as well as a wide-ranging essay by Dauvit Horsbroch and an investigation of earlier Gaelic military identity by Aonghas MacCoinnich.