Definition of heartland
: a central area: such asa : a central land area (such as northern Eurasia) having strategic advantagesb : the central geographical region of the U.S. in which mainstream or traditional values predominatec : a region where something (such as an industry or activity) most strongly thrives the heartland of high technology
Examples of heartland in a Sentence
We drove into Scotland's heartland.
a politician who is popular in the American heartland
the heartland of high technology
Recent Examples of heartland from the Web
Jason Robert Brown and Peninsula Players: ‘Tis the summer here in the heartland for Jason Robert Brown.
Other red states in the heartland, such as Kansas, the Dakotas, and Texas, are experiencing a wind-powered boom as well.
China's richest man comes to America's heartland with an agenda.
In recent years, violence involving Uighurs and Han has erupted in oasis towns in southern Xinjiang, the Uighur heartland, and in the regional capital, Urumqi.
But on an overcast afternoon one day after an evening of thunderstorms pummeled the heartland, No.
Despite still struggling to find meat-free options in some small heartland towns, the vegetarian scene here in the Midwest is alive and thriving.
The Swedish People’s Party is likely to demand a reversal of a decision to close down the emergency department of a hospital in their heartland and the Christian Democrats will seek to prevent the easing of alcohol laws that is being planned.
The militants, led by a local affiliate of the Islamic State group, have expanded their fight to Egypt’s heartland with a series of deadly attacks against Christians that have killed more than 100 since December.
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HEARTLAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heartland for English Language Learners
: 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
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