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Juneau

[joo-noh]
noun
  1. a seaport in and the capital of Alaska, in the SE part.
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Alaska

[uh-las-kuh]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. Gulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S Alaska.
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Related formsA·las·kan, adjective, nounpro-A·las·kan, adjective, noun
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Juneau

noun
  1. a port in SE Alaska: state capital. Pop: 31 187 (2003 est)
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Alaska

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)Abbreviation: Alas, (with zip code) AK
  2. Gulf of Alaska the N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
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Juneau

city in Alaska, settled 1881 and named for prospector Joe Juneau.

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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.

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Alaska

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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Note

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