[mid-luh nd]
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  1. the middle or interior part of a country.
  2. (initial capital letter) the dialect of English spoken in the central part of England.
  3. (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.
  1. in or of the midland; inland.
  2. (initial capital letter) of or relating to Midland.

Origin of midland

1400–50; late Middle English. See mid-, land


[mid-luh nd]
  1. a city in W Texas.
  2. a city in central Michigan.
  3. a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron.


[mid-luh ndz]
plural noun
  1. the central part of England; the midland counties.
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British Dictionary definitions for midland


    1. the central or inland part of a country
    2. (as modifier)a midland region


  1. 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
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Word Origin and History for midland

early 15c., mydlonde; mid + land (n.). As a noun from 1550s, first of the Midlands of England.

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