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Kodiak

[koh-dee-ak]
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noun
  1. an island in the N Pacific, near the base of the Alaska Peninsula. 100 miles (160 km) long.
  2. Kodiak bear.
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Examples from the Web for kodiak

Historical Examples

  • The eagle braked madly, trying to escape a giant Kodiak bear.

    Pagan Passions

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Something comfortable, like, say, a Bengal tiger or a Kodiak bear.

    Unwise Child

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Kodiak, the town which was buried, was a hundred miles away.

    The Land of Tomorrow

    William B Stephenson, Jr.

  • The natives of Kodiak are more highly civilized than in other parts of Alaska.

    Alaska

    Ella Higginson

  • Baranoff, for a time after becoming Chief Director, resided in Kodiak.

    Alaska

    Ella Higginson


British Dictionary definitions for kodiak

Kodiak

noun
  1. an island in S Alaska, in the Gulf of Alaska: site of the first European settlement in Alaska, made by Russians in 1784. Pop: 13 466 (2004 est). Area: 8974 sq km (3465 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for kodiak

Kodiak

Alaskan island, from Russian Kadiak, from Alutiiq (Eskimo) qikertaq "island."

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