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(mĭsh′ĭ-gən) Abbr. MI or Mich.
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.


(Card Games) the US name for newmarket2


1. (Placename) 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 or MI (with zip code)
2. (Placename) 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)


(ˈmɪʃ ɪ gən)

1. a state in the N central United States. 9,938,444; 58,216 sq. mi. (150,780 sq. km). Cap.: Lansing. Abbr.: MI, 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).
Mich`i•gan′der (-ˈgæn dər) Mich′i•gan•ite`, n.
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Noun1.Michigan - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes regionMichigan - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Mackinac Bridge - a suspension bridge across the channel between the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan
middle west, Midwest, midwestern United States - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Isle Royal National Park - a national park on an island in Michigan; includes prehistoric iron mines
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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
Jackson - a town in south central Michigan
capital of Michigan, Lansing - capital of the state of Michigan; located in southern Michigan on the Grand River
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
2.Michigan - the 3rd largest of the Great LakesMichigan - the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest freshwater lake entirely within the United States borders
Great Lakes - a group of five large, interconnected lakes in central North America
3.Michigan - 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
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
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The Mitchigan born documentary maker (55) explores the causes of the economic downturn, theories of corporate greed and analyses the relationship between big businesses and the US government.
AT THE ARAB American National Museum in Dearborn, Mitchigan, a special niche exhibits a simple handmade map, extraordinary for being the only one of its kind, drawn from memory by a Palestinian expelled from his village.
Arvin Meritor, based in Mitchigan, yesterday said it planned to close its factory in Fordhouse Lane, Stirchley, and move production of door latches out of the country.