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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Detroit, Motor City, Motown(noun)

    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. Detroit(ProperNoun)

    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.

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

  2. Detroit(ProperNoun)

    The United States automotive industry.

    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.”

Anagrams for Detroit »

  1. dottier

  2. i-dotter

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How to say Detroit in sign language?

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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. John Kasich:

    Wisconsin governor and likely presidential candidate Scott Walker is visiting neighboring Michigan to address Republicans. Walker will speak to the Ingham County GOP luncheon in Lansing on Monday before keynoting the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day dinner. His visit is the same day retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces a Republican presidential bid in his native Detroit and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul attends an event in Grand Rapids with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash.

  2. Krista Hartounian:

    The canvass was extremely pressed for time, there was so much pressure. It was so tight, and Detroit was still delivering information until the very end.

  3. Mike Duggan:

    Detroit is once again finally a city of full self-governance.

  4. Harley Earl:

    Harley and a board-man and a body engineer sat around and came up with the idea for the Corvette in a darkened room in Detroit's historic Argonaut Building, it was Harley's vision pure and simple — a lot of people forget that Harley was not only an artist, he was an engineer.

  5. Jocelyn Benson:

    My office has received a recording of a robocall targeting Detroit voters using racially-charged stereotypes and false information to deter voting by mail, it is an unconscionable, indefensible, blatant attempt to lie to citizens about their right to vote.

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