from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago. It is separated from the other mainland states by British Columbia, Canada. Alaska was admitted as the 49th state in 1959 and is the largest state of the Union. The territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 for $7,200,000 and was known as Seward's Folly (after Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase) until gold was discovered in the late 1800s. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city. Population: 683,000.
- Gulf ofAlaska An inlet of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and Alexander Archipelago.
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- proper n. The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.
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- n. a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union
JUNEAU, ALASKA -- A report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday shows that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's political action committee contributed at least $87,500 to candidates she has endorsed in the past few months.
WASILLA, ALASKA -- On a recent afternoon here, Karen Adams wheeled a shopping cart packed with meat, pineapples and cereal boxes around a supermarket as she talked about Sarah Palin's presence in Alaska.
ALASKA WRITE-IN VOTE COUNT BEGINS NEXT WEDNESDAY - AP: The overseer of Alaska elections says officials will begin counting write-in ballots in the Senate race next Wednesday in Juneau.
SARAH PALIN (R), ALASKA: Yes, you can see Russia from Alaska.
BRAD GILLESPIE, ANCHORAGE AREA ALASKA JOB CENTER: We have a fair number of people that think Alaska is the promise land.
BRIAN MANGOLD, ALASKA RESIDENT: She has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.
BRIAN ARNOLD, RESIDENT OF ALASKA: Well, she has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.
SARAH PALIN (R), FORMER ALASKA GOVERNOR: It is because I love Alaska this much, sir, that I feel that it is my duty to avoid the unproductive typical politics-as-usual, lame-duck session in one's last year in office.
SARAH PALIN (R), ALASKA: I'll bet you anything what Seward was pointing out was lookie there, you can see Russia from Alaska.
BRIAN ARNOLD, ALASKA RESIDENT: She has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.