Michigan

[mish-i-guhn]
noun
1.
a state in the N central United States. 58,216 sq. mi. (150,780 sq. km). Capital: Lansing. Abbreviation: MI (for use with zip code), Mich.
2.
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).
3.
a card game of the stops family, for three to eight players.
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michigan (ˈmɪʃɪɡən)
 
n
the US name for newmarket

Michigan (ˈmɪʃɪɡən)
 
n
1.  Mich, Abbreviation: MI a state of the N central US, occupying two peninsulas between Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, and Erie: generally low-lying. Capital: Lansing. Pop: 10 079 985 (2003 est). Area: 147 156 sq km (56 817 sq miles)
2.  Lake Michigan a lake in the N central US between Wisconsin and Michigan: the third largest of the five Great Lakes and the only one wholly in the US; linked with Lake Huron by the Straits of Mackinac. Area: 58 000 sq km (22 400 sq miles)

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Michigan
name originally applied to the lake, perhaps from Old Ojibwa (Algonquian) *meshi-gami "big lake."
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Michigan definition


State in the northern United States bordered on the north by Lake Superior; on the east by Lake Erie, Lake Huron, and Ontario, Canada; on the south by Ohio and Indiana; and on the west by Wisconsin and Lake Michigan. Its capital is Lansing, and its largest city is Detroit.

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