seward's folly

Seward's Folly
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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /sˈuːɚdz fˈɑːli/
    • /sˈuːədz fˈɒli/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /sˈuːɚdz fˈɑːli/

Definition of seward's folly words

  • noun seward's folly the purchase of Alaska in 1867, through the negotiations of Secretary of State W. H. Seward. 1

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seward's folly popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 2% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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noun seward's folly

  • alaska — 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)
  • klondike — a region of the Yukon territory in NW Canada: gold rush 1897–98.

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