Alaska

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/əˈlæskə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(ə laskə)



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
A•las•ka  (ə laskə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa state of the United States in NW North America. 400,481;
    586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Cap.: Juneau. Abbr.: AK (for use with zip code), Alas.
  2. Place NamesGulf of, a gulf of the Pacific, on the coast of S Alaska.
A•laskan, adj., n. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
Alaska /əˈlæskə/ n
  1. the largest state of the US, in the extreme northwest of North America: the aboriginal inhabitants are Inuit and Yupik; the earliest White settlements were made by the Russians; it was purchased by the US from Russia in 1867. It is mostly mountainous and volcanic, rising over 6000 m (20 000 ft), with the Yukon basin in the central region; large areas are covered by tundra; it has important mineral resources (chiefly coal, oil, and natural gas). Capital: Juneau. Pop: 648 818 (2003 est). Area: 1 530 694 sq km (591 004 sq miles)
    Abbreviation: Alas, (with zip code) AK
  2. Gulf of Alaskathe N part of the Pacific, between the Alaska Peninsula and the Alexander Archipelago
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