Midlands

[mid-luhndz]
plural noun
the central part of England; the midland counties.
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midland

[mid-luhnd]
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 pertaining to Midland.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See mid-, land

Midland

[mid-luhnd]
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.
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midland (ˈmɪdlənd)
 
n
a.  the central or inland part of a country
 b.  (as modifier): a midland region

Midlands (ˈmɪdləndz)
 
n
(functioning as plural 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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midland
early 15c., mydlonde, first used of the Midlands of England.
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midlands

region of central England, commonly subdivided into the East and the West Midlands. The East Midlands includes the historic and geographic counties of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland. The West Midlands comprises Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. Parts of the historic counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire, and Staffordshire make up the metropolitan county of West Midlands. The West Midlands contains a heavy concentration of large industrial cities, including Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Dudley, Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall, and Wolverhampton. Parts of the region are rural, however, and agriculture remains economically important. Pop. (2001) 9,439,516.

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Ten years later a second station was opened bringing visitors from the east midlands.
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