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dɪˈtrɔɪtDe·troit

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Detroit, Motor City, Motownnoun

    the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor

Wiktionary

  1. Detroitnoun

    The largest city and former capital of Michigan, a major port on the Detroit River, known as the traditional automotive center of the U.S.

  2. Detroitnoun

    The United States automotive industry.

  3. Etymology: From détroit (“strait”) in Rivière du Détroit (Detroit River)

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Detroit

    the largest city in Michigan, U.S., a great manufacturing and commercial centre, situated on a river of the same name, which connects Lake St. Clair with Lake Erie; is one of the oldest places in the States, and dates from 1670, at which time it came into the possession of the French; is a well-built city, with varied manufactures and a large trade, particularly in grain and other natural products.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Detroit

    French for “strait.”

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  1. dottier

  2. i-dotter

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Detroit in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Detroit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Detroit in a Sentence

  1. Nicole Motyka:

    I don't want anything to do with the Detroit police anymore, you grow up being taught these are the people you're supposed to trust, and then they come in and kill your family. I have no love for them. None. They probably sleep well at night. We don't.

  2. Bill Gross:

    Do central bankers not observe that Detroit, Puerto Rico, and soon Chicago, Illinois cannot meet their promised liabilities?

  3. Mike Davis:

    BIG PICTURE Detroit Mercy: The Horizon League team played its first game after having three canceled due to COVID-19 issues. One staff member tested positive and some players were deemed close contacts, making them unavailable to play. Those games we missed helped us get some extra practice with the guys.

  4. Khalil Abu-Rayyan:

    I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job, it’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya. I had it planned out. I brought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.

  5. New York:

    I know that if I was a man it might have been differently, i know that, for me, I've always been this way. I mean, I think no one expects me to be anything but myself, the girl from southwest Detroit with a little sass and attitude.

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