Definition of Motor City

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Detroit, Motown
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Great Lakes State, Mi, Michigan, Wolverine State

Definition of Motor City

1. Proper noun. (American English) nickname for Detroit, Michigan ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Motor City

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Mother of God
Mother of God's plant
Mothering Sunday
Mothers Night
Mothers Nights
Motor City (current term)
Mott cell
Motulsky dye reduction test
Mount Adams
Mount Ararat
Mount Asama

Literary usage of Motor City

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

1. The Horseless Age (1903)
"No contest has ever yet been held anywhere to cover the field of motor city delivery and trucking, and the rules must therefore necessarily be of a ..."

2. The Insurance Year Bookby Spectator insurance yearbook by Spectator insurance yearbook (1919)
"F. dept.—2 str., 1 auto. c. eng., 1 auto. h. ft 1. irk., 16 c. hand ex.. 1 hose wag., 1 motor hose car., 1 motor city service trk., 11 hrs., ..."

3. The City of Detroit, Michigan, 1701-1922 by Clarence Monroe Burton, William Stocking, Gordon K. Miller, S. J. Clarke Publishing Company (1922)
"... but the old name was retained for trade purposes, although a new corporate title of Motor City Paint Company was adopted. The most recent incorporation ..."

4. Who's who in Finance and Banking by John William Leonard (1922)
"Denver, since 1912. Member Denver Heal K»tate Exchange. Denver Civic and Commercial A«sn. Recreations: Hunting, fishing and golf. Clubs: Denver Motor, City ..."

5. EMF Electrical Year Book by Electrical Trade Publishing Company (1921)
"Motor City STAMPING CO.—771 Maxwell Ave.. Detroit. Mich. Manufacturer of switch boxes. MOTOR CONTROLLERS.—See Controllers: also Control systems. ..."

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