Definition of midland in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdlənd/


1The middle part of a country.
Example sentences
  • It is a fine example of one of the last remaining raised bogs in the country and is believed to be the finest raised bog in the midlands.
  • Power was also restored early yesterday to several hundred customers in the midlands and Louth.
  • That's about it really in the midlands, but between rain showers, it looked rather nice.
1.1 (the Midlands) The inland counties of central England.
1.2 (Midland) A part of the central United States, roughly bounded by Illinois, South Carolina, and Delaware.


1Of or in the middle part of a country.
Example sentences
  • In many areas, especially in the eastern Cape, coastal and midland Natal, and the highveld of the Transvaal and the Free State, loss of land necessitated changes in the way that African families survived.
  • Two zoologists, who carried out a survey on midland lakes, state that there are from seven to thirteen mink per 10 km shoreline.
  • The new show, featuring the cream of midland entertainers, uses the Shannon basin from Cavan to Athlone as its theme.
1.1 (Midland) Of or in the English Midlands.
Example sentences
  • Cook's beginnings in 1841, as an organizer of temperance excursions on English Midland railroads, may be well known.
  • Modern English comes from the East Midland dialect of Middle English.
  • Standard English derives from the old East Midland dialect.
1.2 (Midland) Of or in the Midland of the United States.



Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdləndə/
Example sentences
  • Bord na Mona, for years a vital source of energy, degenerated into something like a welfare agency for needy midlanders.
  • Southern Englishmen are most likely to weep for joy; midlanders cry in self-pity.
  • Another puzzling aspect of Connemara life for a midlander was the ease with which a few houses perched precariously on the side of a Connemara hillside could be referred to in conversation as the village.

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