What does Detroit mean?

Definitions for Detroit
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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. Detroit Police Chief James Craig:

    It was a very risky situation. He saw Detroit Police officers were in danger. He wanted to assist.

  2. Fadwa Tlaib:

    What is really, really disturbing to me is how some companies treat the city of Detroit as a dumping ground, nobody knew this was going to happen.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    Weneed a new vision for American and thats what our campaign is about, the most important and significant opposition we face is the limitation to our imaginations. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and Rep. Rashida Tlaib address the audience during a Sanders campaign rally in Detroit, Michigan. ( REUTERS/Rebecca Cook) Sanders also took the time to praise Tlaib for her role in representing the partys progressive wing.

  4. The Michigan House of Representatives:

    This is the right plan to fix Detroit's schools and give the city a good, working school system for the long-term.

  5. Sean Jackson:

    America’s middle class was created here. As a returning veteran, I wanted to help America here at home and make Detroit a better place.

Images & Illustrations of Detroit

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