- a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River.
- a river in SE Michigan, flowing S from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie, forming part of the boundary between the U.S. and Canada. About 32 miles (52 km) long.
- the U.S. automobile industry.
Examples from the Web for detroit
The fact that he was celebrating another loss for the star-crossed city of Detroit only enhances the symbolism.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
January 5, 2015
I know that Detroit is losing market share in auto sales, but how did they let the Motown sound slip out of their hands?The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Buffalo ranked tenth in the nation, while Detroit and Pittsburgh ranked twelth and thirteenth, respectively.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen
December 7, 2014
The seven-year-old Detroit girl was sleeping on the couch as her grandmother sat next to her watching television.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls
December 4, 2014
Just as often, and to more stinging effect, the adjectives come from black people in this town an hour north of Detroit.A Black Cop’s Tough Words for Mike Brown
Mary M. Chapman
December 3, 2014
Cargoes of army stores were transported between Buffalo and Detroit.
Mr. Martin then went to Detroit, where he worked a year on the steamboat Wisconsin.
Three ladies were from Detroit, and one from Kent, in England.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
She was like that chap from Detroit, that would-be perfect all-round man.The Harbor
I live in the northwestern part of Minnesota, in the town of Detroit.
- a city in SE Michigan, on the Detroit River: a major Great Lakes port; largest car-manufacturing centre in the world. Pop: 911 402 (2003 est)
- a river in central North America, flowing along the US-Canadian border from Lake St Clair to Lake Erie
Word Origin and History for detroit
city in Michigan, U.S., from French détroit, literally "straits," from Old French destreit (12c.), from Latin districtum, neuter of districtus. French fort built there 1701. By 1918 the city name was synonymous with "U.S. automobile manufacturing."
Largest city in Michigan.