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
Those 800 stores are scattered over a sweeping area of the nation's heartland, from Alabama to Mississippi northward to the Great Lakes region.
Marawi is regarded as the heartland of the Islamic faith on the southern Mindanao island.
The nationalists took 56 out of Scotland’s 59 electoral districts in 2015 and the Tories are aiming to win some of them on June 8 after the Labour Party’s widespread loss of support in what used to be one of its heartlands.
Marawi is regarded as the heartland of the Islamic faith on Mindanao island.
Attacks on Christian homes, businesses and churches subsequently surged, especially in the country's south, the heartland of Egypt's Christians.
Other sectarian clashes were later reported in the country’s heartland, and Buddhist mobs killed more than 200 Muslims.
Alonso, a two-time Formula One champion who’s having a middling season in that series, opted to skip the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix and instead travel to America’s heartland to enter the Indy 500 for the first time.
Away from the bunkers in the obscure heartlands of the Middle East, Jeffrey valiantly tries to reconnect with his remote father—but ultimately cannot, since his father has already moved on.
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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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