midland

noun mid·land \ ˈmid-lənd , -ˌland \
Updated on: 18 May 2018

Definition of midland

1 : the interior or central region of a country
2 capitalized
a : the dialect of English spoken in the midland counties of England
b : the dialect of English spoken in an area of the east central U.S. often divided into north Midland extending westward from an area including southern New Jersey; northern Delaware and Maryland; central and southern Pennsylvania; and central Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois and south Midland extending westward and southwestward from an area including the Appalachian regions of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia; Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia; and southern Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois

midland

adjective, often capitalized

Midlander

play \-lən-dər, -ˌlan-\ noun

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First Known Use of midland

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Midland

geographical name Mid·land \ ˈmid-lənd \

Definition of Midland

1 city in central Michigan northwest of Saginaw population 41,863
2 city in western Texas northeast of Odessa population 111,147
Note: Midland is approximately midway between Fort Worth and El Paso.

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Definition of midland for English Language Learners

  • : the central region of a country


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