- 1The central or most important part of a country, area, or field of activity: wildlife sites in the heartland of RussiaMore example sentences
- The 2003 challenge in areas ranging from urban heartlands to rural outposts attracted record entries of almost 100.
- Carty's work had taken him to many homes throughout the rural heartlands of the electoral area over many years.
- Africans tended to retain reserves in the heartlands of their old, conquered chiefdoms - the areas most suitable for their systems of agricultural and pastoral production.
- 1.1The centre of support for a belief or movement: the heartland of the rebel causeMore example sentences
- The Liberal Democrats are to make a dramatic move to seize support in Labour's heartlands by proposing that all charges for NHS care be scrapped.
- This is an area that includes Tory heartlands and very rundown areas.
- Party insiders admit the party will struggle to hold on to its heartlands in areas like Birmingham and Tyneside.
More definitions of heartlandDefinition of heartland in:
- The US English dictionary