[mid-loh-th ee-uh n for 1; mid-loh-thee-uh n for 2]


Formerly Edinburgh. a historic county in SE Scotland.
a town in NE Illinois.

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Historical Examples of midlothian

  • Mr. Gladstone was returned again for Midlothian by an overwhelming majority.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • The freedom of races was perhaps the main inspiration of Midlothian.

    Lord Randolph Churchill

    Winston Spencer Churchill

  • Gladstone was here in the early '40's during a Midlothian campaign.

  • "Don't dress for dinner," he said as they drew up in front of the Midlothian Hotel.

  • That is what they used to say to mamma about Lady Midlothian.

    The Duke's Children

    Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for midlothian



a council area of SE central Scotland: the historical county of Midlothian (including Edinburgh) became part of Lothian region in 1975; separate unitary authorities were created for Midlothian and City of Edinburgh in 1996; mainly agricultural. Administrative centre: Dalkeith. Pop: 79 710 (2003 est). Area: 356 sq km (137 sq miles)
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