Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A state of the north-central United States. It was admitted as the 26th state in 1837. French explorers first visited the area in 1618, and the French retained nominal control until the end of the French and Indian Wars (1763), when the region passed to Great Britain. It was ceded to the United States in 1783, although the British held some areas until 1796. The Michigan Territory was organized in 1805 with Detroit as its capital. Lansing is the state capital (since 1847) and Detroit the largest city. Population: 10,100,000.
  • LakeMichigan The third largest of the Great Lakes, between Wisconsin and Michigan. It is the only one of the lakes entirely within the United States. Lake Michigan is connected with the Mississippi River by the Illinois Waterway and with Lake Huron through the Straits of Mackinac. The St. Lawrence Seaway links it with the Atlantic Ocean.

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  • proper n. A state of the United States of America. Capital: Lansing. Largest city: Detroit.
  • proper n. Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes
  • n. A deke consisting of lifting the puck with the stick and throwing it under the top corner of the goal, while skating behind the net.

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  • n. a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
  • n. the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
  • n. a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region

Etymologies

From Ojibwe mishigami, meaning "great lake" (referring to Lake Michigan). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DEBBIE STABENOW, (D) MICHIGAN: The challenge for me is we have had on the ballot, and there has been passage in Michigan of a law prohibiting gay marriage.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2009

  • ROBERT, MICHIGAN: Hi, my name is Robert Smith from Michigan.

    CNN Transcript Mar 23, 2009

  • JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D), MICHIGAN: Boy, here in Michigan, I can tell you, we are mad as well.

    CNN Transcript Jan 14, 2008

  • JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D), MICHIGAN: In Michigan, we are going to be all right.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2008

  • CARL LEVIN (D), MICHIGAN: Now we're in a situation where unless there's a new primary in Michigan, because of a flawed primary which took place before, we're going to have a floor fight or a credentials fight.

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2008

  • JENNIFER GRANHOLM (D), MICHIGAN: I can assure you that Michigan and Florida are going to be at the convention.

    CNN Transcript Mar 6, 2008

  • DEBBIE STABENOW (D), MICHIGAN: Well, you know, Rick, this is a home run for those of us in Michigan.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2008

  • CARL LEVIN (D), MICHIGAN: So now we're in a situation where unless there's a new primary in Michigan, because of a flawed primary which took place before, we are going to have a floor fight or a credentials fight.

    CNN Transcript Mar 19, 2008

  • JERRY SCHERLING, TROY, MICHIGAN, POLICE: Basically, this is an office building in Troy, Michigan, in the area of Long Lake and Northfield Parkway (ph).

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2007

  • SAUL ANUZIS, MICHIGAN GOP CHAIRMAN: Listen, it's all about jobs here in Michigan.

    CNN Transcript Oct 11, 2007

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  • See Michigan, which started out as "Michiganisms," but which I expanded because a reminded me how much I like Kalamazoo and I needed somewhere to list it.

    December 17, 2010