(redirected from Calgarians)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


A city of southern Alberta, Canada, south of Edmonton. It grew with the development of the cattle industry in the late 1800s and later became the center of Canada's petroleum industry.

Cal·gar′i·an (-gâr′ē-ən, -găr′-) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(Placename) a city in Canada, in S Alberta: centre of a large agricultural region; oilfields. Pop: 879 277 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈkæl gə ri)

a city in S Alberta, in SW Canada. 710,677.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Calgary - the largest city in southern Alberta; an oil and gas center and a technology center for Alberta and most of western Canada
Alberta - one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
16, the Mustard Seed celebrated the beginning of construction of a 200 plus unit to provide housing for homeless Calgarians. "This isn't about bricks and mortar; this is about 224 individuals who will receive a second chance and a new beginning because of the Mustard Seed's affordable housing initiative," said Andy Trevoy, chair of the Seed's board.
"The fact that they had expressed themselves willing to play any club between Winnipeg and the Coast for the sum of $3,000," said the Calgary Herald, "seemed to have impressed Calgarians with the idea that Edmonton possessed a club of more than ordinary strength." (3) There was a general feeling that Edmonton was the favourite and Calgary would be lucky to win.
I believe Calgarians in general wanted to see the Stanley Cup back in Alberta, regardless of how it got here.
At the end of June, Calgarians gathered at Shaw Millennium Park to celebrate Aboriginal culture, the culmination of a week filled with events.
On the recommendation of Alexander Calhoun, chief librarian of the Calgary Public Library, Burpee wrote to George Coutts, the owner of a legal publishing firm, requesting the names of Calgarians who might be interested in joining the CHA.
"Calgary 2012 presents a huge opportunity for Aboriginal Calgarians to participate on many levels," said Lorna Crowshoe, issue specialist with the city's social planning and policy.
While neither the Herald nor the Albertan made any serious efforts to warn their readers of the dangers of improper or rash investing, the Herald did print a small article, reporting how the London Times was cautioning Calgarians. (13) This small article, however, did not compensate for the numerous articles predicting a long and successful future of the Calgary oil fields, or the ever-prevalent advertisements by various brokers.
"The plaque program not only allows us to recognize and celebrate the unique, historical character of places throughout Calgary, but it also allows us to share the stories of places so Calgarians can establish stronger connections with their communities and the city," said Scott Jolliffe, CHA chair.