Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Midwest

play
geographical name Mid·west \ˌmid-ˈwest\

Definition of Midwest

  1. region N cen United States including area around Great Lakes & in upper Mississippi River valley from Ohio —sometimes considered to include Kentucky on the E to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Kansas on the W

Mid·west·ern play \ˌmid-ˈwes-tərn\ or Middle Western adjective
Mid·west·ern·er play \ˌmid-ˈwes-tə(r)-nər\ or Middle Westerner noun




MIDWEST Defined for Kids

Midwest

play
geographical name Mid·west \ˌmid-ˈwest\

Definition of Midwest

  1. region N central U.S. including area around Great Lakes & in upper Mississippi valley from Ohio on the E to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Kansas on the W




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Midwest? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 2.2 pounds 196.5 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ