HyperDic: seward[s_folly

English > 1 sense of the expression Seward's Folly:
NOUNactSeward's Follythe transaction in 1867 in which the United States Secretary of State William Henry Seward purchased Alaska from Russia
English > Seward's Folly: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe transaction in 1867 in which the United States Secretary of State William Henry Seward purchased Alaska from Russia.
Instance oftransaction, dealing, dealingsThe act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
Spanishlocura de Seward
CatalanSeward's Folly

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