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KLONDIKE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Klondike mean? 

KLONDIKE (noun)
  The noun KLONDIKE has 2 senses:

1. a region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910
2. a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

  Familiarity information: KLONDIKE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KLONDIKE (noun)


Sense 1Klondike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A region in northwestern Canada where gold was discovered in 1896 but exhausted by 1910

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

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

Yukon; Yukon Territory (a territory in northwestern Canada; site of the Klondike gold rush in the 1890s)


Sense 2klondike [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("klondike" is a kind of...):

patience; solitaire (a card game played by one person)


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