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Alaska

[ uh-las-kuh ]

noun

  1. a state of the United States in northwestern North America. 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). : Juneau. : AK (for use with zip code), Alas.
  2. Gulf of A·las·ka, a gulf of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of southern Alaska.


Alaska

/ əˈlæskə /

noun

  1. 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) AbbreviationAlaswith zip codeAK
  2. Gulf of Alaska
    the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago


Alaska

  1. State in northwesternmost North America bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north; Yukon , Canada , to the east; the Pacific Ocean to the south; and the Bering Sea to the west. Its capital is Juneau, and its largest city is Anchorage .


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Notes

The forty-ninth state, admitted in 1959, and the largest.
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Other Words From

  • A·las·kan adjective noun
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Example Sentences

While no GOP senator has gone on record since Ginsburg’s death, Mitt Romney of Utah, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine have suggested in the past that they would oppose a rushed vote.

From Ozy

Mouser’s later years can be traced in a series of entries in CourtView, Alaska’s database of court cases.

The commissioner for the state health department, Valerie Davidson, had been sworn in to replace him, becoming the first Alaska Native woman to serve as lieutenant governor.

Falwell’s interim replacement as president, Jerry Prevo, is an outspoken homophobe who has fought against LGBTQ rights in Alaska for decades.

Alaska doesn’t have to worry about shrinking revenues from the personal income tax—it doesn’t have one.

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Try Nebraska, South Dakota, Alaska, and Arkansas; what you might call a crimson tide.

Ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage passed in four states: Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

Oregon and Alaska, like Colorado and Washington, will try their hand at regulating weed like booze.

The next morning he was scheduled to leave his house at 4:30 a.m. to campaign in Alaska.

That ratio is more than 40 percent in the U.S. Senate races in Colorado, Alaska and Kentucky.

One of the men asked David if he had any map of the region, and David hunted up a railroad folder which contained a map of Alaska.

The same company also has a line of steamers running to Alaska, as well as a fleet of coasting steamers.

An experiment similar to this has been tried in Norway, where ponies have been used successfully on snow, and also in Alaska.

Gold is found in greater or less abundance throughout its Pacific coast from Alaska to Patagonia.

I say again, on good authority, there are no game fish in Alaska.

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