Definition of heartland
: a central area: such asa : a central land area (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 (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
First Known Use of heartland
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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