Midlands

[ mid-luh ndz ]
/ ˈmɪd ləndz /

plural noun

the central part of England; the midland counties.

Definition for midlands (2 of 3)

midland
[ mid-luh nd ]
/ ˈmɪd lənd /

noun

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.

adjective

in or of the midland; inland.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Midland.

Origin of midland

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

Definition for midlands (3 of 3)

Midland
[ mid-luh nd ]
/ ˈmɪd lənd /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for midlands (1 of 2)

Midlands
/ (ˈmɪdləndz) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for midlands (2 of 2)

midland
/ (ˈmɪdlənd) /

noun

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