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Middle West

Middle West′ern adj.
Middle West′ern·er n.

Middle West

(Placename) another name for the Midwest



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.Middle West - the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)middle west - 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
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He already knew how to breathe into his glowing rhyme the very spirit of the region where we were both native, and in him the Middle West has its true poet, who was much more than its poet, who had a rich and tender imagination, a lovely sense of color, and a touch even then securely and fully his own.
Joe Larrabee came out of the post-oak flats of the Middle West pulsing with a genius for pictorial art.
The Granger movement was at that time a strong political factor in the Middle West, and its blind fear of patents and "monopolies" was turned aggressively against the Bell Company.
A cowboy film was run off, and a French comic; then came a rural drama situated somewhere in the Middle West.
But these two mammoth finds provide evidence of humans migrating to the Middle West about 1,500 years before others settled in the Americas, although no one knows definitely how or from which direction they traveled.
The blueprint was inked by Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah and UK Minister of state for Middle West Alistair Burt, with several officials from both sides attending.
Keeping his word, Obama proceeded to call off Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, which was followed by withdrawing as many American troops from the Middle West as possible.
Regions were North, Northeast, Southeast, South and Middle West.
He received an American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics in 1994 and was President of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in 2002.
In spite of visible import decrease and the tendency of the clients for economy, Novorossiysk is still the most attractive port thanks to low rates and fast transit time from the Indian Ocean, the Middle West and the Mediterranean Sea, cooperation with which is actively developing.