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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.

Alaska

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n
1. (Placename) the largest state of the US, in the extreme northwest of North America: the aboriginal inhabitants are Inuit and Yupik; the earliest White settlements were made by the Russians; it was purchased by the US from Russia in 1867. It is mostly mountainous and volcanic, rising over 6000 m (20 000 ft), with the Yukon basin in the central region; large areas are covered by tundra; it has important mineral resources (chiefly coal, oil, and natural gas). Capital: Juneau. Pop: 648 818 (2003 est). Area: 1 530 694 sq km (591 004 sq miles). Abbreviation: Alas or AK (with zip code)
2. (Placename) Gulf of Alaska the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago

A•las•ka

(əˈlæs kə)

n.
1. a state of the United States in NW North America. 626,932; 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Cap.: Juneau. Abbr.: AK, Alas.
2. Gulf of, a gulf of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of S Alaska.
A•las′kan, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Alaska - a state in northwestern North AmericaAlaska - a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union; "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"
Alaskan pipeline, trans-Alaska pipeline - an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez
Iditarod Trail - a trail that extends 1,100 miles from Anchorage over the Alaska Range to Nome
Denali National Park - a large national park in Alaska having peaks of the Alaska Range (including Mount McKinley) and the huge Denali fault
Gates of the Arctic National Park - a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier
Katmai National Park - a national park in Alaska featuring mountains
Kenai Fjords National Park - a national park in Alaska having mountains and whale watching and ancient Indian copper mines
Kobuk Valley National Park - a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites
Lake Clark National Park - a national park in Alaska having Eskimo and Athapaskan archeological sites
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park - the largest national park of the United States; located in Alaska
Aleutian Islands, Aleutians - an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwest from Alaska
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
capital of Alaska, Juneau - the state capital of Alaska
Anchorage - a city in south central Alaska; "Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska"
Nome - a town in western Alaska on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; an important center of an Alaskan gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century
Sitka - a town in southeastern Alaska that was the capital of Russian America and served as the capital of Alaska from 1867 until 1906
Skagway - a town in southeastern Alaska at the northern end of the Inside Passage; a gateway to the Klondike during the Alaskan gold rush
Valdez - a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world
Seward Peninsula - a peninsula in western Alaska that projects westward into the Bering Sea just below the Arctic Circle
Alexander Archipelago - a group of islands off southeastern Alaska
Alaska Peninsula - a peninsula of southwestern Alaska (a continuation of the Aleutian Islands)
Alaska Range - a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley
Denali Fault - a major open geological fault in Alaska
Mount Hubbard, Hubbard - a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high)
Inland Passage, Inside Passage - a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska
Kodiak, Kodiak Island - an island off southern Alaska in the Gulf of Alaska; site of the first European settlement in the area which was founded by the Russians in 1784
Denali, Mount McKinley, Mt. McKinley, McKinley - a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high)
Great Mendenhall Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier - a glacier of the Piedmont type near Juneau in Alaska
Prudhoe Bay - a bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968
St. Elias Mountains, St. Elias Range - a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory
Translations
Аляска
Alaska
Aljaška
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Alasko
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אלסקה
Alaszka
Alaska
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アラスカ州
Alasca
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Alaska
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Aljaska
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B. CPD Alaska Highway Ncarretera f de Alaska
Alaska Range NCordillera f de Alaska

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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.
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.