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Midlands

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

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 pertaining to Midland.
Origin
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.
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  • Ten years later a second station was opened bringing visitors from the east Midlands.
British Dictionary definitions for Midlands

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

midland

/ˈmɪdlənd/
noun
1.
  1. the central or inland part of a country
  2. (as modifier): a midland region
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Word Origin and History for Midlands

midland

adj.

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

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Encyclopedia Article for 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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Midland

town, Simcoe county, south-central Ontario, Canada. It is located on Midland Bay, an arm of Georgian Bay on Lake Huron. It was surveyed in 1872 and became a village in 1878 and a town in 1887. Midland has large harbour installations and grain elevators and is a customs port and a steamship terminal for the Georgian Bay resorts

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