What does Alaska mean?

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əˈlæs kəAlas·ka

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Alaska, Last Frontier, AKnoun

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

    "Alaska is the largest state in the United States"

Wiktionary

  1. Alaskanoun

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

    Etymology: 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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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. Tom Cotter:

    The car’s top had survived 53 years unscathed, but couldn’t make it 11 days in Alaska, i’ve got bigger problems, anyway. My clutch hydraulics went out, so I’ve convinced a guy to let me borrow his airplane hangar for a bit to fix things. I’ve got work to do.

  2. James Jacobs:

    There is not a one-size fits all solution to this issue, what works in Alaska or rural Wyoming will not work in cities like Chicago or Detroit.

  3. Michael Bayley:

    Certainly some of the softness we see in Europe — the Caribbean is the beneficiary of that, a lot of people who were planning to go to Europe are going to the Caribbean and Alaska.

  4. Jason Miller:

    It's very much an anti-big government, anti-Washington, strong libertarian tendencies. They've got a lot of conservative leaders come out of Alaska, i think it demographically really stacks up well for us.

  5. Curtis Smith:

    We'll need energy in all forms, and Alaska's outer continental shelf resources could play a crucial role in helping meet that challenge.

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