- the central part of England; the midland counties.
- the middle or interior part of a country.
- (initial capital letter) the dialect of English spoken in the central part of England.
- (initial capital letter) the dialect of English spoken in the southern parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and in West Virginia, Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee, and throughout the southern Appalachians.
- in or of the midland; inland.
- (initial capital letter) of or relating to Midland.
Origin of midland
- a city in W Texas.
- a city in central Michigan.
- a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron.
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Examples from the Web for midlands
You have, sire, as I have heard, many friends at Bristol and in the Midlands.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
As for him, he changed his parish and runs one somewhere in the Midlands.The Patrician
We may be, for our branch of the family comes from the Midlands.Actions and Reactions
Some little village in the Midlands probably, where Hamlet would be appreciated.Roger Ingleton, Minor
Talbot Baines Reed
He come after me and followed me up all through the Midlands.Glyn Severn's Schooldays
George Manville Fenn
- the Midlands (functioning as plural or singular) the central counties of England, including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the former West Midlands metropolitan county, and Worcestershire: characterized by manufacturing industries
- the central or inland part of a country
- (as modifier)a midland region
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Word Origin and History for midlands
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