Definition of Lake Michigan

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

Exact synonyms: Michigan
Group relationships: Great Lakes
Generic synonyms: Lake

Definition of Lake Michigan

1. Proper noun. One of the Great Lakes of North America, and the only one located entirely within the United States. Hydrologically, a bay of Lake Michigan–Huron. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lake Michigan

Lake Chelan
Lake Clark National Park
Lake Constance
Lake District
Lake Erie
Lake Eyre
Lake Geneva
Lake Huron
Lake Huron-Michigan
Lake Ilmen
Lake Kivu
Lake Ladoga
Lake Leman
Lake Malar
Lake Mead
Lake Michigan (current term)
Lake Michigan-Huron
Lake Miwok
Lake Mälaren
Lake Okeechobee
Lake Onega
Lake Ontario
Lake Peipus
Lake Saint Clair
Lake St. Clair
Lake Superior
Lake Tahoe
Lake Tana
Lake Tanganyika

Literary usage of Lake Michigan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"Another waterway connecting Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River is the Illinois and the Mississippi Canal, proceeding from the Illinois River ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Its long boundary upon Lake Michigan and the indentation formed by Green Bay give ... It is bounded on the east by Lake Michigan, on the north by the upper ..."

3. Report on the Geology and Topography of a Portion of the Lake Superior Land by John Wells Foster, Josiah Dwight Whitney (1851)
"Drift-Phenomena of the Northern Coast of Lake Michigan and Western Coast of ... It extends over the northern shore of Lake Michigan, the western shore of ..."

4. The Works of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster, Edward Everett (1851)
"J. For improving the Grand River Harbor, on Lake Michigan, so as to give protection to vessels sailing on said lake, 10000 For improving the Harbor at the ..."

5. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1851)
"For the improvement of the harbor at Michigan City, on Lake Michigan; §30000. " For the improvement of the harbor at Monroe, on Lake Erie, §20090. ..."

6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1906)
"INTRODUCTION The eastern border of Wisconsin, along the western shore of Lake Michigan and around Green Bay, has long been known to bear the marks of a ..."

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