- an island in the N Pacific, near the base of the Alaska Peninsula. 100 miles (160 km) long.
- Kodiak bear.
- an island in S Alaska, in the Gulf of Alaska: site of the first European settlement in Alaska, made by Russians in 1784. Pop: 13 466 (2004 est). Area: 8974 sq km (3465 sq miles)
Alaskan island, from Russian Kadiak, from Alutiiq (Eskimo) qikertaq “island.”