What does Alaska mean?

Definitions for Alaska
əˈlæs kəAlas·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alaska, Last Frontier, AK(noun)

    a state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union

    "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"

Wiktionary

  1. Alaska(ProperNoun)

    The 49th state of the United States of America. Postal code: AK, capital: Juneau, largest city: Anchorage.

  2. Origin: From alaxsxaq.

Freebase

  1. Alaska

    Alaska is a state in the United States, situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent, with the international boundary with Canada to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, with Russia further west across the Bering Strait. Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States. Approximately half of Alaska's 731,449 residents live within the Anchorage metropolitan area. Alaska's economy is dominated by the oil, natural gas, and fishing industries; it has these resources in abundance. Alaska was purchased from Russia on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million at approximately two cents per acre. The land went through several administrative changes before becoming an organized territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959. The name "Alaska" was already introduced in the Russian colonial period, when it was used only for the peninsula and is derived from the Aleut alaxsxaq, meaning "the mainland" or, more literally, "the object towards which the action of the sea is directed". It is also known as Alyeska, the "great land", an Aleut word derived from the same root.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. alaska

    A large territory forming the northwest part of North America, which was purchased by the United States from Russia in 1867, and was annexed as a county to Washington Territory in 1872. The native inhabitants are Esquimaux, Indians, and Aleuts, with a few persons of Russian descent.

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How to pronounce Alaska?

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How to say Alaska in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alaska in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alaska in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Alaska in a Sentence

  1. Dave Stieren:

    When you say Americans for Prosperity in Alaska.

  2. Brian Brettschneider:

    It's just another indicator of how Alaska is warming up.

  3. Leonard Wallner of Chugiachmiut:

    Public safety is non-existent in many Alaska Native villages.

  4. Lou Pugliaresi:

    The Alaska pipeline would be ecstatic to get another customer.

  5. Joel Chusid:

    With Alaska, we're helping each other. There's no competition.

Images & Illustrations of Alaska

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