Definition of Kodiak

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Kodiak Island
Group relationships: Ak, Alaska, Last Frontier
Generic synonyms: Island

2. Noun. Brown bear of coastal Alaska and British Columbia.

Definition of Kodiak

1. Noun. A Kodiak bear ¹

2. Proper noun. A town in Alaska: see Wikipedia:Kodiak, Alaska ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kodiak

Kocher's incision
Kocher's sign
Kocher-Debre-Semelaigne syndrome
Kocher clamp
Kochia scoparia
Kociemba's Algorithm
Kock ileostomy
Kodak moment
Kodiak (current term)
Kodiak Island
Kodiak bear
Kodiak bears
Koehler illumination
Koenen's tumour
Koenig's syndrome
Koerber-Salus-Elschnig syndrome
Koerte-Ballance operation

Literary usage of Kodiak

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"pie in Kodiak could not see a lantern held at arm's length, ... The lush landscape of Kodiak was turned into a sand dune; but that, in turn, helped fuel the ..."

2. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1872)
"Surrounding Kodiak are numerous smaller islands, many of which are nothing but immense ... The south face of Kodiak is exposed to the swell of the Pacific, ..."

3. The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes by Robert Fiske Griggs (1922)
"II THE ERUPTION AS EXPERIENCED AT Kodiak The chronicle of the eruption does not begin with a description of the volcano and the premonitory symptoms that ..."

4. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States by Henry Gannett (1905)
"... the westernmost point of Kodiak Island. SITKINAK ISLAND. Coal occurs on the high island of Sitkinak," one of the Trinity Islands, ..."

5. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"By a Ukase of Catherine 11 in 1793 Missions of the Greek Church were established in the new dominion, and a Colony was also founded in Kodiak under Royal ..."

6. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1826)
"The habitations of the islanders of Kodiak, less sunk in the ground than those of the ... The vegetable productions of the island of Kodiak are the alder, ..."

7. Handbook of Alaska: Its Resources, Products, and Attractions by Adolphus Washington Greely (1909)
"... XXII SOUTHWESTERN ALASKA AND Kodiak OUTSIDE of the usual route of excursions lie the Kenai and Alaska Peninsulas, and the adjacent Kodiak Archipelago. ..."

8. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Kodiak ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE The world's densest population of one of the world's largest land carnivores is on ruggedly beautiful Kodiak Island ..."

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