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 (mĭd-wĕst′) or Middle West
A region of the north-central United States around the Great Lakes and the upper Mississippi Valley. It is generally considered to include Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. The area is known for its rich farmlands and highly industrialized centers.

Mid·west′ern adj.
Mid·west′ern·er n.


(ˈmɪdˈwɛst) or

Middle West

(Placename) the N central part of the US; the region consisting of the states from Ohio westwards that border on the Great Lakes, often extended to include the upper Mississippi and Missouri valleys



1. Also called Middle West. a region in the N central United States, including the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Mid′west′ern•er, n.
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Noun1.Midwest - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)Midwest - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
Rustbelt - urban areas in New England and Midwest characterized by concentrations of declining industries (steel or textiles)
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
IL, Illinois, Land of Lincoln, Prairie State - a midwestern state in north-central United States
Hoosier State, Indiana, IN - a state in midwestern United States
Hawkeye State, IA, Iowa - a state in midwestern United States
Kansas, KS, Sunflower State - a state in midwestern United States
Great Lakes State, Michigan, Wolverine State, MI - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Gopher State, Minnesota, North Star State, MN - a midwestern state
Missouri, Show Me State, MO - a midwestern state in central United States; a border state during the American Civil War, Missouri was admitted to the Confederacy without actually seceding from the Union
Cornhusker State, Nebraska, NE - a midwestern state on the Great Plains
Buckeye State, OH, Ohio - a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region
Badger State, WI, Wisconsin - a midwestern state in north central United States


[ˈmɪdˈwest] N (US) → mediooeste m (llanura central de EEUU)


mid-west [ˌmɪdˈwɛst]
n (= Middle West) the mid-west of America → le Midwest des États-Unis
in the Midwest → dans le Midwest
modif [town, state] → du Midwest
the Midwest states → les États du Midwest


[ˌmɪdˈwɛst] n (Am) the Midwestil Midwest m (regione medio-occidentale degli Stati Uniti)
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