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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Alaska mean? 

ALASKA (noun)
  The noun ALASKA has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: ALASKA used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

ALASKA (noun)

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

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Nouns denoting spatial position


AK; Alaska; Last Frontier

Context example:

Alaska is the largest state in the United States

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Alaska"):

Alaskan pipeline; trans-Alaska pipeline (an oil pipeline that runs 800 miles from wells at Prudhoe Bay to the port of Valdez)

Valdez (a port on Alaska's southern coast from which oil is shipped to markets around the world)

Seward Peninsula (a peninsula in western Alaska that projects westward into the Bering Sea just below the Arctic Circle)

Alexander Archipelago (a group of islands off southeastern Alaska)

Alaska Peninsula (a peninsula of southwestern Alaska (a continuation of the Aleutian Islands))

Alaska Range (a mountain range in south central Alaska; contains Mount McKinley)

Denali Fault (a major open geological fault in Alaska)

Hubbard; Mount Hubbard (a mountain peak in southeastern Alaska that is part of the Coast Range (14,950 feet high))

Inland Passage; Inside Passage (a naturally protected waterway from Seattle to Skagway in southeastern Alaska)

Kodiak; Kodiak Island (an island off southern Alaska in the Gulf of Alaska; site of the first European settlement in the area which was founded by the Russians in 1784)

Denali; McKinley; Mount McKinley; Mt. McKinley (a mountain in south central Alaska; the highest peak in North America (20,300 feet high))

Great Mendenhall Glacier; Mendenhall Glacier (a glacier of the Piedmont type near Juneau in Alaska)

Prudhoe Bay (a bay on the northern coast of Alaska where oil was discovered in 1968)

Skagway (a town in southeastern Alaska at the northern end of the Inside Passage; a gateway to the Klondike during the Alaskan gold rush)

Sitka (a town in southeastern Alaska that was the capital of Russian America and served as the capital of Alaska from 1867 until 1906)

Iditarod Trail (a trail that extends 1,100 miles from Anchorage over the Alaska Range to Nome)

Denali National Park (a large national park in Alaska having peaks of the Alaska Range (including Mount McKinley) and the huge Denali fault)

Gates of the Arctic National Park (a large national park in Alaska featuring the Great Mendenhall Glacier)

Katmai National Park (a national park in Alaska featuring mountains)

Kenai Fjords National Park (a national park in Alaska having mountains and whale watching and ancient Indian copper mines)

Kobuk Valley National Park (a national park in Alaska having mountains and forests and tundra and sand dunes and archeological sites)

Lake Clark National Park (a national park in Alaska having Eskimo and Athapaskan archeological sites)

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (the largest national park of the United States; located in Alaska)

Aleutian Islands; Aleutians (an archipelago in the North Pacific extending southwestern from Alaska)

capital of Alaska; Juneau (the state capital of Alaska)

Anchorage (a city in south central Alaska)

Nome (a town in western Alaska on the southern coast of the Seward Peninsula; an important center of an Alaskan gold rush at the beginning of the 20th century)

St. Elias Mountains; St. Elias Range (a range of mountains between Alaska and the Yukon territory)

Holonyms ("Alaska" is a part of...):

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

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