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Mid·land 1

 (mĭd′lənd)
A city of west-central Texas between Fort Worth and El Paso. It grew following the discovery of oil in the 1920s.

Mid·land 2

 (mĭd′lənd)
A region of the United States whose northern border extends roughly from southern New Jersey to Illinois and whose southern border extends roughly from North Carolina to eastern Oklahoma, viewed especially as a dialect region of American English.

mid·land

 (mĭd′lənd)
n.
The middle or interior part of a country or region.
adj.
Of or in a midland.

midland

(ˈmɪdlənd)
n
(Physical Geography)
a. the central or inland part of a country
b. (as modifier): a midland region.

mid•land

(ˈmɪd lənd)

n.
1. the middle or interior part of a country.
2. (cap.) the dialect or dialects of English spoken in the Midlands of England.
3. (cap.) the dialect of English spoken in the S parts of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, in West Virginia, Kentucky, and E Tennessee, and throughout the S Appalachians.
adj.
4. in or of the midland; inland.
5. (cap.) of the Midlands.
[1400–50]

Mid•land

(ˈmɪd lənd)

n.
a city in W Texas. 95,880.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Midland - a town in west central Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
2.midland - the interior part of a country
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
inside, interior - the region that is inside of something
Adj.1.midland - of or coming from the middle of a region or countrymidland - of or coming from the middle of a region or country; "upcountry districts"
inland - situated away from an area's coast or border
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Don't you think 'twould have been better for us to wait till you were quite settled in your midland farm?
The actual result was the development of three groups of dialects, the Southern, Midland (divided into East and West) and Northern, all differing among themselves in forms and even in vocabulary.
I FIRST HEARD OF Antonia on what seemed to me an interminable journey across the great midland plain of North America.
He heard that about half the members of the government had gathered at Birmingham, and that enormous quantities of high explo- sives were being prepared to be used in automatic mines across the Midland counties.
It lies among those low spurs of the Alleghanies which cover the midland counties of New York, and it is a little east of a meridional line drawn through the centre of the State.
The ride to Stone Court, which Fred and Rosamond took the next morning, lay through a pretty bit of midland landscape, almost all meadows and pastures, with hedgerows still allowed to grow in bushy beauty and to spread out coral fruit for the birds.
The sloping galleries were crowded with all that was noble, great, wealthy, and beautiful in the northern and midland parts of England; and the contrast of the various dresses of these dignified spectators, rendered the view as gay as it was rich, while the interior and lower space, filled with the substantial burgesses and yeomen of merry England, formed, in their more plain attire, a dark fringe, or border, around this circle of brilliant embroidery, relieving, and, at the same time, setting off its splendour.
Radcliffe's works, and charming even as were the works of all her imitators, it was not in them perhaps that human nature, at least in the Midland counties of England, was to be looked for.
whatever more than usually ghastly thing in weather that may be), "occasional local thunder-storms, east wind, with general depression over the Midland Counties (London and Channel).
He is in the Midland Electrical Company, at Coventry.
He paid some attention to the management of his collieries in the Midland counties, excusing himself for this taint of industry on the ground that the one advantage of having coal was that it enabled a gentleman to afford the decency of burning wood on his own hearth.
The reaping of the wheat had begun in our north midland county of Loamshire, but the harvest was likely still to be retarded by the heavy rains, which were causing inundations and much damage throughout the country.