heartland


heart·land

noun \ˈhärt-ˌland\

: a central area of land

: the central area of the U.S. which is known for traditional values

: an area that is the center of an industry or activity

Full Definition of HEARTLAND

:  a central area: as
a :  a central land area (as northern Eurasia) having strategic advantages
b :  the central geographical region of the United States in which mainstream or traditional values predominate
c :  a region where something (as an industry or activity) most strongly thrives <the heartland of high technology>

Examples of HEARTLAND

  1. We drove into Scotland's heartland.
  2. a politician who is popular in the American heartland
  3. the heartland of high technology

First Known Use of HEARTLAND

1904

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