Juneau

[joo-noh]

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.
Related formsA·las·kan, adjective, nounpro-A·las·kan, adjective, noun
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Contemporary Examples of juneau

  • When: July 18-19 Getting there: There are daily flights to Cordova from both Anchorage and Seattle (via Juneau).

  • Carpe Per Diem Am I supposed to be charging meals While I am away from Juneau?

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    The Poems of Sarah Palin

    Michael Solomon

    June 20, 2011

  • And the old, used tanning bed That my girls have used A handful of times In Juneau?

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    The Poems of Sarah Palin

    Michael Solomon

    June 20, 2011

  • In the mansion and/or The Juneau office And no one has said Boo About it. '

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    The Poems of Sarah Palin

    Michael Solomon

    June 20, 2011

  • On Thursday he held a press conference in Juneau claiming there had been voter intimidation and fraud during the race.

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    Miller's Lawyers Call It Quits

    Shushannah Walshe

    November 12, 2010

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British Dictionary definitions for juneau

Juneau

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

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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Word Origin and History for juneau

Juneau

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

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

juneau in Culture

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.

Note

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