Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago and separated from the other mainland states by Canada. Purchased from Russia in 1867, Alaska received an influx of settlers during the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s and was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. It includes a vast area of Arctic wilderness and is home to a large population of Alaska Natives. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city.
  • Gulf of,An inlet of the Pacific Ocean between the Alaska Peninsula and Alexander Archipelago.

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  • proper noun The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.

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  • noun a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union

Etymologies

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From Aleut alaxsxaq ("that toward which the action of the sea is directed").

Examples

  • 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.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

  • 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.

    HUFFPOST HILL - NOVEMBER 3RD, 2010

  • 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.

    Palin gave Republican candidates $87,500 in past 3 months

  • 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.

    Palin gave Republican candidates $87,500 in past 3 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.

    Joe Miller's primary showing reveals Sarah Palin's continuing sway over Alaska

  • BRIAN MANGOLD, ALASKA RESIDENT: She has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2009

  • BRIAN ARNOLD, RESIDENT OF ALASKA: Well, she has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2009

  • BRIAN MANGOLD, ALASKA RESIDENT: She has a commitment to the people of Alaska that she made a contract with.

    CNN Transcript Jul 6, 2009

  • SARAH PALIN (R), ALASKA: Yes, you can see Russia from Alaska.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2009

  • BRAD GILLESPIE, ANCHORAGE AREA ALASKA JOB CENTER: We have a fair number of people that think Alaska is the promise land.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2009

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  • See North to Alaska, a list by skipvia.

    January 20, 2011