- 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.
- the central part of England; the midland counties.
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Examples from the Web for midland
All the locals who came to a Midland Park, New Jersey hearing on the building of a mosque were against.
The little town of Midland Park is a middle-class suburb of New York City, just north of my hometown of Paramus.
However, every single resident of Midland Park who testified voiced opposition to the mosque.
Al Ramic panicked as he soon as he turned onto Nugent Street from Midland Avenue.
He lived in a tiny bungalow at 787 Nugent in the Midland Beach section of town.
All the Midland Counties heard of his fame, and demanded to hear him.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
Up to this time I had been an attorney in a midland town in England.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
The hostess asked him where he had seen it, and he said in Midland.The Story of a Play
W. D. Howells
Why does not some one write a Minstrelsy of the Midland Counties?
You told me you were going to sell the Midland land to two big ranch-owners.'Firebrand' Trevison
Charles Alden Seltzer
- the central or inland part of a country
- (as modifier)a midland region
- 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
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