- a state of the United States in NW North America. 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Capital: Juneau. Abbreviation: AK (for use with zip code), Alas.
- Gulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S Alaska.
Examples from the Web for alaska
Try Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Arkansas; what you might call a crimson tide.One of the Midterms’ Little-Noticed Big Losers: The NRA
November 10, 2014
Ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage passed in four states: Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.Voters Remind D.C. That the Economy Still Sucks
November 6, 2014
Oregon and Alaska, like Colorado and Washington, will try their hand at regulating weed like booze.The Real Election Winner: Weed
November 5, 2014
The next morning he was scheduled to leave his house at 4:30 a.m. to campaign in Alaska.Ted Cruz, Accused of Being ‘Sidelined’ for the Midterms, Shows Off Schedule
November 3, 2014
That ratio is more than 40 percent in the U.S. Senate races in Colorado, Alaska and Kentucky.Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate
Center for Public Integrity
October 24, 2014
Olga (for that was the name of my little wife) wished to go to Alaska.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
"Climbing some Alaska trail," replied Kelley, with a remote glance.They of the High Trails
She had a son who drifted out to California, and then went to Alaska.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island
When a man from Juneau speaks of Alaska he means the southeastern coast.
The Eagle summit is one of the most difficult summits in Alaska.
- 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, (with zip code) AK
- Gulf of Alaska the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
Word Origin and History for alaska
name first applied 18c. by Russian explorers, from Aleut alaxsxaq, literally "the object toward which the action of the sea is directed" [Bright]. Baked Alaska attested by 1896, so called either for its whiteness or from being cold inside.