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Mid·land 1

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

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.


The middle or interior part of a country or region.
Of or in a midland.


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


(ˈmɪd lənd)

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.
4. in or of the midland; inland.
5. (cap.) of the Midlands.


(ˈmɪd lənd)

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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Therefore they gave you a handsome advance on your salary, and ran you off to the Midlands, where they gave you enough work to do to prevent your going to London, where you might have burst their little game up.
"We may be, for our branch of the family comes from the Midlands."
If she is not quite convalescent you will find that a hint that we were about to telegraph to a young electrician in the Midlands would probably complete the cure.
The four on this side are all workers, three of them in the service of the bailiff of Sir Baldwin Redvers, and the other, he with the sheepskin, is, as I hear, a villein from the midlands who hath run from his master.
Lord Camperdown was down in the Midlands for a day's hunting, and Helene had ensured their seclusion from any one who might drop in by a whispered word to the hail porter as they passed into the house.
He had been on a tea plantation in Ceylon and a traveller in America for Italian wines; his secretaryship of the water company in Toledo had lasted longer than any of his employments; he had been a journalist and for some time had worked as police-court reporter for an evening paper; he had been sub-editor of a paper in the Midlands and editor of another on the Riviera.
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.
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 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.
Arthur's father had been the clergyman of a parish in the Midland counties, which had risen into a large town during the war, and upon which the hard years which followed had fallen with fearful weight.
A more surprising feature was the appearance at the coast-town station of the little priest of the restaurant; he alleged merely that business led him also to cross the mountains of the midland. But young Harrogate could not but connect his presence with the mystical fears and warnings of yesterday.