Definitions for michiganˈmɪʃ ɪ gən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Mich•i•ganˈmɪʃ ɪ gən(n.)

  1. a state in the N central United States. 9,938,444; 58,216 sq. mi. (150,780 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Cap.: Lansing.; Abbr.: MI, 2 Mich. 2

  2. Lake, a lake in the N central U.S., between Wisconsin and Michigan: one of the five Great Lakes. 22,400 sq. mi. (58,015 sq. km).

    Category: Geography (places)

Mich`i•gan′der-ˈgæn dər(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Michigan, Wolverine State, Great Lakes State, MI(noun)

    a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region

  2. Lake Michigan, Michigan(noun)

    the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders

  3. Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, boodle, stops(noun)

    a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card

Wiktionary

  1. Michigan(Noun)

    A deke consisting of lifting the puck with the stick and throwing it under the top corner of the goal, while skating behind the net.

  2. Michigan(ProperNoun)

    A Capital: Lansing. Largest city: Detroit.

  3. Michigan(ProperNoun)

    Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes

  4. Origin: From mishigami, meaning "great lake" (referring to Lake Michigan).

Freebase

  1. Michigan

    Michigan is a state in the Great Lakes region of the Midwestern United States. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake". Michigan is the 9th most populous of the 50 United States, with the 11th most extensive total area. Its capital is Lansing, and the largest city is Detroit. Michigan was admitted into the Union on January 26, 1837, as the 26th state. Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. Michigan is one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. The state has 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. A person in the state is never more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline. It is the largest state by total area east of the Mississippi River. Michigan is the only state to consist of two peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula, to which the name Michigan was originally applied, is often noted to be shaped like a mitten. The Upper Peninsula is separated from the Lower Peninsula by the Straits of Mackinac, a five-mile channel that joins Lake Huron to Lake Michigan. The two peninsulas are connected by the Mackinac Bridge. While sparsely populated, the Upper Peninsula is economically important due to its status as a tourist destination as well as its abundance of natural resources.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Michigan

    a State of the American Union, larger than England and Wales, is broken in two by Lake Michigan; the western portion has Wisconsin on its S. border, the eastern portion has Indiana and Ohio on the S.; the rest of the State is surrounded by Lakes Superior, Huron, and Erie. The western section is mountainous, with great forests of pine, little agriculture, rich mines of copper and iron, and some gold; the eastern section is much larger, very flat and low, has coal, gypsum, and marble quarries, but is chiefly a wheat-growing area; in the Saginaw Valley are great salt wells; the climate is modified by the lakes. At first a French colony, the country was handed over to England in 1760, and to the United States in 1776; it was organised as a territory in 1805, and admitted a State in 1837; the chief commercial city is Detroit (206), on Detroit River, in the E., has manufactures of machinery and railway plant, leather, and beer, and a large shipping trade. Grand Rapids (60), on the Grand River, has furniture works, and makes stucco-plaster and white bricks. Lansing (13) is the State capital, and an important railway centre.

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