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heart·land

 (härt′lănd′)
n.
A central region, especially one that is politically, economically, or militarily vital to a nation, region, or culture.

heartland

(ˈhɑːtˌlænd)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the central region of a country or continent
2. the core or most vital area: the industrial heartland of England.

heart•land

(ˈhɑrtˌlænd, -lənd)

n.
1. that part of a region considered essential to the viability of the whole, esp. a central land area relatively invulnerable to attack and capable of self-sufficiency.
2. any central or vital area, as of a state, nation, or continent.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heartland - the central region of a country or continentheartland - the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
region - a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"

heartland

noun centre, stronghold, bastion the industrial heartland of America
Translations

heartland

[ˈhɑːtlænd] N
1. (Geog) → zona f central, zona f interior
the heartland of Tibetel corazón del Tibet
2. (fig) the conservative heartland in south-east Englandel feudo conservador del sudeste de Inglaterra

heartland

[ˈhɑːrtlænd] ncœur m
France's heartlands → la France profonde

heartland

nHerzland nt, → Herz ntdes Landes; in the Tory heartlandsin den Hochburgen der Konservativen

heartland

[ˈhɑːtˌlænd] nzona centrale
Italy's industrial heartland → il cuore dell'industria italiana
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Adam Russell was narrowly R wide and Brown closer still when his chip bounced othe bar into Sanders's hands, but the Heartlanders had to face the wind in the second half and lived dangerously as Butcher's shot clipped the bar while Horton did well to turn Lea's header round the post.
Besides the basic but essential medical checkups, specialised health screening tests such as Mammography, Audiometry and Osteoporosis risk assessments were also available for the eastern heartlanders, either on a complimentary basis or at a heavily subsidised rate.
Entertaining Strangers (1985) and Heartlanders (1989), the collaborative efforts between local communities and theater professionals, might be a good example of Edgar's concrete political practice through egalitarian playmaking processes.
Bank-hating heartlanders could finally sign up with the party of Nelson Rockefeller.
Melville opens his book with a scene in which the confidence man appeals to the Pauline encouragement to the Corinthians, "Love never faileth," and after our April Fool's Day aboard the Fiddle, where only the confidence man shows charity, whereas his victims show how venal and callous the American heartlanders can be, Melville closes by remarking, "Something further may follow of this Masquerade" (260).
The sunglasses-and-convertible crowd thinks heartlanders in general are gullible and unsophisticated hicks, doughy people whose tan lines stop where their Lynyrd Skynyrd T-shirts start.
Which means it also backs off the comedy fairly significantly, though it's nice, I guess, to see that someone in Hollywood has a conscience and opted not to behave condescendingly toward heartlanders.