(place) Inlet of the Pacific in the S coast of Alaska between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago.
A state of the United States in extreme northwest North America including the Aleutian Islands and Alexander Archipelago and separated from the other mainland states by Canada. Purchased from Russia in 1867, Alaska received an influx of settlers during the Alaskan gold rush of the 1890s and was admitted as the 49th state in 1959. It includes a vast area of Arctic wilderness and is home to a large population of Alaska Natives. Juneau is the capital and Anchorage the largest city.
(place) State of the U.S. in NW North America, separated from Asia by the Bering Strait: land bought from Russia in 1867: admitted 1959: 571,951 sq mi (1,481,348 sq km); cap. Juneau.
Origin of alaska
prob. via Russ Aliaska < Aleut Alasxa, name of the Alaska Peninsula
Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
Alaska Sentence Examples
They may have just moved to Alaska from another state.
A " reconnaissance " map of Alaska (on a scale of 1: 250,000) was published in 1908.
His greatest work in this period was the purchase of Alaska from Russia, in 1867.
The development of Alaska and the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad to the coast (1883) brought a great increase in population.
The area of the United States, as here considered, exclusive of Alaska and outlying possessions, occupies a belt nearly twenty degrees of middle latitude in width, and crosses Boundaries sad Area, North America from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The southern boundary is naturally defined on the east by the Gulf of Mexico; its western extension crosses obliquely over the western highlands, along an irregular line determined by aggressive Americans of Anglo-Saxon stock against Americans of Spanish stock.