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Lansing

[lan-sing]
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noun
  1. Robert,1864–1928, U.S. lawyer and statesman: secretary of state 1915–20.
  2. a city in and the capital of Michigan, in the S part.
  3. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago.

Michigan

[mish-i-guh n]
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.
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  • When it came, Lansing was without on the platform, and Pinney was in the office.

    At Pinney's Ranch

    Edward Bellamy

  • When Flint was found dead, in the lack of any other clue, people thought of Lansing.

    At Pinney's Ranch

    Edward Bellamy

  • Lansing groaned at hearing this, but Mrs. Pinney comforted him.

    At Pinney's Ranch

    Edward Bellamy

  • The Amboy and Lansing Company are equally confident of success.

    Old Mackinaw

    W. P. Strickland.

  • He watched the lanky civilian as Lansing puffed jerkily on his cigar.

    Criminal Negligence

    Jesse Francis McComas


British Dictionary definitions for lansing

Lansing

noun
  1. a city in S Michigan, on the Grand River: the state capital. Pop: 118 379 (2003 est)

michigan

noun
  1. the US name for newmarket (def. 2)

Michigan

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)
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Word Origin and History for lansing

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

lansing in Culture

Michigan

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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