- the region of the United States bounded on the W by the Rocky Mountains, on the S by the Ohio River and the S extremities of Missouri and Kansas, and on the E, variously, by the Allegheny Mountains, the E border of Ohio, or the E border of Illinois.
Also called Midwest.
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Examples from the Web for middle west
I don't like your smug Middle-West civilization, Mr. Smith—it smothers me.The Real Man
She had finished her course of study in one of the universities of the Middle-west without becoming a cultivated prig.The Island Mystery
George A. Birmingham
The geysers are concentrated in three adjoining groups upon the middle-west side.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
Rose lived the life of the farm girls in the seven great Middle-West States.Rose of Dutcher's Coolly
Conditions are changing rapidly in our country, particularly in the wonderful West and Middle-West.Great Pianists on Piano Playing
James Francis Cooke
- another name for the Midwest
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Location of some of the richest farming land in the world; known for its corn, hogs, and dairy and beef cattle.
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