from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region of Yukon Territory, Canada, just east of Alaska and traversed by the Klondike River, about 145 km (90 mi) long. Gold was discovered here in August 1896, leading to the gold rush of 1897-1898 in which more than 25,000 people sought their fortune in the frozen north. Small quantities of gold are still mined in the area.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A source of wealth or something else valuable.
- proper n. A region and river in the Yukon Territory of Canada.
- proper n. A particular solitaire card game, requiring ordering randomly ordered cards according to rank.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
- n. a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time
From Klondike, a region in the Yukon territory of Canada that saw a gold rush. (Wiktionary)