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Definition of MIDWEST
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\ˌmid-ˈwes-tərn\ or Middle Westernadjective
— Mid·west·ern·er\ˌmid-ˈwes-tə(r)-nər\ or Middle Westernernoun
Region, northern and central U.S., lying midway between the Appalachian and Rocky mountains, and north of the Ohio River. As defined by the federal government, it comprises the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. It includes much of the Great Plains, the region of the Great Lakes, and the upper Mississippi River valley.