Alaskan


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A·las·ka

 (ə-lăs′kə) Abbr. AK or Alas.
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.

A·las′kan adj. & n.

Alaskan

(əˈlæskən)
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Alaska or its inhabitants
n
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Alaska
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alaskan - a native or resident of AlaskaAlaskan - a native or resident of Alaska  
American - a native or inhabitant of the United States
Alaska Native, Alaskan Native, Native Alaskan - a member or descendant of any of the aboriginal peoples of Alaska
Adj.1.Alaskan - relating to or characteristic of the state or people of AlaskaAlaskan - relating to or characteristic of the state or people of Alaska
Translations
AlaskainAlaskien

Alaskan

[əˈlæskən]
A. ADJde Alaska
B. Nnativo/a m/f de Alaska, habitante mf de Alaska

Alaskan

nEinwohner(in) m(f)von Alaska
adjAlaska-; customs, winterin Alaska; fish, produceaus Alaska
References in classic literature ?
When you return to Cadogan Square, or, at least, this evening, you will receive a communication from the Prime Minister, inviting you to become one of the International Board of Arbitration on the Alaskan question.
I have procured for your husband a seat on the Alaskan Board.
At last the bollworm had attacked the cotton--the poison ivy was reaching out its tendrils to entwine the summer boarder--the millionaire lumberman, thinly disguised as the Alaskan miner, was about to engulf our Milly and upset Nature's adjustment.
Nor could the pessimist shake his surety of the three hundred thousand of Alaskan gold he as going to shake out of the moss-roots.
I remember Winters, a newspaper fellow with an Alaskan and Siberian reputation.
It was the darkness before dawn, never anywhere more conspicuous than on the Alaskan winter-trail.
But this tiny ripple of interest faded out in seventy-two hours, and the reporter-cubs proceeded variously to interest the public in the Alaskan husky dog that was half a bear, in the question whether or not Crispi Angelotti was guilty of having cut the carcass of Giuseppe Bartholdi into small portions and thrown it into the bay in a grain-sack off Fisherman's Wharf, and in the overt designs of Japan upon Hawaii, the Philippines, and the Pacific Coast of North America.
That winter, at Dawson, Buck performed another exploit, not so heroic, perhaps, but one that put his name many notches higher on the totem-pole of Alaskan fame.
On the Alaskan Pan-handle it is preferable to travel by water.
In the centre of the mantel was a stuffed bird-of-paradise, while about the room were scattered gorgeous shells from the southern seas, delicate sprays of coral sprouting from barnacled pi-pi shells and cased in glass, assegais from South Africa, stone axes from New Guinea, huge Alaskan tobacco-pouches beaded with heraldic totem designs, a boomerang from Australia, divers ships in glass bottles, a cannibal kai-kai bowl from the Marquesas, and fragile cabinets from China and the Indies and inlaid with mother-of-pearl and precious woods.
The brief Alaskan summer protracted itself beyond its usual length, and they took advantage of the opportunity, delaying their return to Skaguay to the last moment.
I remember, when my first book was published, several Alaskans, who were members of the Bohemian Club, entertained me one evening at the club in San Francisco.