follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

Michigan

[mish-i-guh n] /ˈmɪʃ ɪ gən/
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.
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).
3.
a card game of the stops family, for three to eight players.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for michigan lake

michigan

/ˈmɪʃɪɡən/
noun
1.
the US name for newmarket (sense 2)

Michigan

/ˈmɪʃɪɡən/
noun
1.
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) Abbreviation Mich, (with zip code) MI
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for michigan lake

Michigan

name originally applied to the lake, perhaps from Old Ojibwa (Algonquian) *meshi-gami "big lake." The spelling is French. Organized as a U.S. territory 1805, admitted as a state 1837. A resident might be a Michigander (1848) or a Michiganian (1813).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
michigan lake in Culture

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.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Michigan

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for michigan

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends