Definitions

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

  • A town of western Yukon Territory, Canada, at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers. A boom town during the Klondike gold rush of the late 1890s, it was the territorial capital from 1898 to 1951. Population: 1,330.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in northwestern Canada in the Yukon on the Yukon River; a boom town around 1900 when gold was discovered in the Klondike

Etymologies

From Daw, a Middle English pet form of David +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Blake Dawson managing partner John Carrington said: "Attaining the licence represents not just a major step for Blake ­Dawson but for the ­Australian legal profession.

    The Lawyer - Latest News

  • Kimya Dawson is the last concert I saw; it was amazing!

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The new grocer will operate under the name "Dawson's Market" and is slated to open in spring 2012, at the intersection of Beall Avenue and North Washington Street in October 31, 2011 - Federal Realty closed on the sale of the three buildings on Newbury Street owned in its joint venture with an affiliate of Taurus Investment Holdings, LLC created in mid-2010.

  • G Alphonso Dawson is one of the league's best all-around players, a double-digit scorer who can rebound from the guard spot.

    Colonial Athletic Assosiation

  • Six thousand spent the winter of 1897 in Dawson, work on the creeks went on apace, while beyond the passes it was reported that one hundred thousand more were waiting for the spring.

    Chapter XIII

  • To say the least, Mrs. Sayther's career in Dawson was meteoric.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • There were too many people in Dawson who had bought him up on Chilcoot, and the story got around.

    That Spot

  • Now there's a bit of a thing down in Dawson I'd like to see you get your hands on.

    CHAPTER 13

  • A Swede named Charley Anderson had been at work on Miller Creek the year of the strike, and arrived in Dawson with a few hundred dollars.

    The Gold Hunters of the North

  • There were forty thousand people in Dawson that summer, and how did he savve our cabin out of all the cabins?

    That Spot

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