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Middle West

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.
Related forms
Middle Westerner, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Middle West
Historical Examples
  • The sign was as inconspicuous as the firm was famous in the Middle West.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • The writer recalls a visit to a large farm in the Middle West.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • It was one of the most popular preparatory schools in the Middle West.

    A Little Miss Nobody

    Amy Bell Marlowe
  • But in the Middle West, where there are fewer deer, there are hardly any pumas.

  • Dinosaurs roamed all over what is now called our Middle West.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • The boards have come especially into favor in states of the West and Middle West.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • The Middle West again was the scene of their greatest power.

    The Agrarian Crusade Solon J. Buck
  • That was a deathblow to French settlements in the Middle West.

    Heroes of the Middle West Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • From the Middle West the news was mixed, but its general tenor was not favorable.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • From 1849 to 1857 was a restless era of migration in what we call the Middle West.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
British Dictionary definitions for Middle West

Middle West

another name for the Midwest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Middle West in Culture

Middle West definition

Area of the northern United States including the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Note: Location of some of the richest farming land in the world; known for its corn, hogs, and dairy and beef cattle.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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