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midland

[mid-luh nd] /ˈmɪd lənd/
noun
1.
the middle or interior part of a country.
2.
(initial capital letter) the dialect of English spoken in the central part of England.
3.
(initial capital letter) the dialect of English spoken in the southern parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and in West Virginia, Kentucky, and eastern Tennessee, and throughout the southern Appalachians.
adjective
4.
in or of the midland; inland.
5.
(initial capital letter) of or relating to Midland.
Origin of midland
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English. See mid-, land

Midland

[mid-luh nd] /ˈmɪd lənd/
noun
1.
a city in W Texas.
2.
a city in central Michigan.
3.
a town in S Ontario, in S Canada, on Georgian Bay of Lake Huron.

Midlands

[mid-luh ndz] /ˈmɪd ləndz/
plural noun
1.
the central part of England; the midland counties.
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midland

/ˈmɪdlənd/
noun
1.
  1. the central or inland part of a country
  2. (as modifier): a midland region

Midlands

/ˈmɪdləndz/
noun
1.
(functioning as pl or singular) the Midlands, the central counties of England, including Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, the former West Midlands metropolitan county, and Worcestershire: characterized by manufacturing industries
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Word Origin and History for midland
adj.

early 15c., mydlonde; mid + land (n.). As a noun from 1550s, first of the Midlands of England.

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