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MICHIGAN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Michigan mean? 

MICHIGAN (noun)
  The noun MICHIGAN has 3 senses:

1. a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
2. the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
3. 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

  Familiarity information: MICHIGAN used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MICHIGAN (noun)


Sense 1Michigan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Wolverine State; Michigan; Great Lakes State; MI

Instance hypernyms:

American state (one of the 50 states of the United States)

Meronyms (parts of "Michigan"):

Marquette (a town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan)

Monroe (a town of southeast Michigan on Lake Erie)

Traverse City (a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Michigan)

Detroit River (a short river flowing from Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie along the border between the United States and Canada; one the busiest inland waterways in the world)

Grand River (a river in southern Michigan that flows northwest to empty into Lake Michigan)

Lake Saint Clair; Lake St. Clair (a lake between Ontario and Michigan; connected with Lake Huron and Lake Erie)

Lower Peninsula (the part of northern Michigan between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron)

Upper Peninsula (the peninsula between Lake Superior and Lake Michigan that forms the northwestern part of Michigan)

capital of Michigan; Lansing (capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River)

Jackson (a town in south central Michigan)

Mackinac Bridge (a suspension bridge across the channel between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan)

Isle Royal National Park (a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines)

Alpena (a town in northern Michigan on an arm of Lake Huron)

Ann Arbor (a city in southern Michigan near Detroit; site of the University of Michigan)

Detroit; Motor City; Motown (the largest city in Michigan and a major Great Lakes port; center of the United States automobile industry; located in southeastern Michigan on the Detroit river across from Windsor)

Flint (a city in southeast central Michigan near Detroit; automobile manufacturing)

Grand Rapids (a city in west central Michigan; noted for manufacturing furniture)

Houghton (a town in northwest Michigan on the Upper Peninsula)

Holonyms ("Michigan" is a part of...):

middle west; Midwest; midwestern United States (the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America))


Sense 2Michigan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Lake Michigan; Michigan

Instance hypernyms:

lake (a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land)

Holonyms ("Michigan" is a part of...):

Great Lakes (a group of 5 lakes in central North America)


Sense 3Michigan [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

stops; boodle; Chicago; Newmarket; Michigan

Hypernyms ("Michigan" is a kind of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


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