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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British Dictionary definitions for lake michigan

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 lake michigan

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

lake michigan in Culture

Lake Michigan

Lake bordered by Michigan to the north and east, Indiana to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin to the west.

Note

Third largest of the Great Lakes and largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States.

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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