Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Honshu, Japan, on the Sea of Japan. It is a major port. Population: 332,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. a city in Japan.
  • proper n. a prefecture in Japan.
  • proper n. a Japanese surname

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Higuri’s, Cantarella, is ongoing in Akita Shoten’s Princess Gold and being published in English by Go!

    02 « December « 2009 « Precocious Curmudgeon

  • The Akita is a watchdog, bred to defend its human family.

    L.A. in the Age of O.J.

  • In the northern prefecture of Akita, which is below the flight path of one of the rocket's stages, the local government erroneously reported a launch to all its community administrations, after an army member "verbally" passed on the Defence Ministry's alert to a provincial official.

    undefined

  • Gere said the Japanese breed of dogs called Akita used in the movie are close to wild dogs and very difficult to train.

    Ottawa Sun

  • I had an Akita few years ago and always took him hunting all year round and he had a steady diet of moose and deer bones. he was the greatest at finding deer any time of year and used to drag sheds and bones home on his own.

    Training Your Dog to Find Shed Antlers

  • Rocco like to visit his friend Rocco (an Akita Rottweiler mix)

    Best Gun Dog Contest

  • •The five breeds with the highest relative proportion of death from gastrointestinal causes including parvovirus and gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome — known as bloat were Great Dane, Gordon setter, Akita, Shar-pei and Weimeraner.

    Diseases that kill dogs tend to affect specific breeds

  • An officer picked up a 10-year-old tricolor female Akita mix.

    Prince George's County Animal Watch

  • Went and got my Akita and he ran from the truck right to it in an area I was sure we had covered well.

    Training Your Dog to Track Wounded Deer

  • Casey loves to visit his friend Rocco (an Akita Rottweiler mix)

    Best Gun Dog Contest

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.