Simple Definition of heartland
: 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
We drove into Scotland's heartland.
a politician who is popular in the American heartland
the heartland of high technology
First Known Use of heartland
Rhymes with heartland
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