- a seaport on N Honshu, in N Japan, on the Sea of Japan.
- (sometimes lowercase) one of a Japanese breed of large, muscular dogs having a broad head with erect ears, a stiff coat of brown, red, black, or brindle color, and a long tail curled over its back, originally bred for hunting, now often used as a guard dog.
Related Words for akitabeagle, mongrel, canine, mutt, afghan, pointer, basset, poodle, dachshund, pooch, airedale, retriever, akita, bowwow
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Historical Examples of akita
Although Akita prefecture is mountainous there is a greater proportion of level land in it than in Yamagata.
Yamagata signifies "shape of a mountain" and Akita means "autumn rice field."
Not a few miserable dwellings were to be seen as we passed into Akita prefecture.
- a large powerfully-built dog of a Japanese breed with erect ears, a typically white coat, and a large full tail carried curled over its back