from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- 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.
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- proper n. The area of the continental United States contained in the central third of the of the country, especially the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The north central region of the U. S.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the north central region of the United States (sometimes called the heartland or the breadbasket of America)
MIDWEST U.S. - Strong storms including at least three tornadoes damaged or destroyed homes in parts of the Midwest, and rainfall brought fears of more misery to areas hard-hit by flooding last year.
The magic of fall color in the Midwest is as much science as it is the environment.
In 1926, in spite of being out of the way in a remote rural part of Indiana, the hottest jazz spot in the Midwest is the Blue Lantern Club on Hudson Lake.
One of the great things about living in the Midwest is all the houses have basements.
New Zealanders have learned to farm in what they call the Midwest's "big weather," which sometimes means supplementing grass with grain.
The whole of New England and the Upper Midwest is all closer to either the Atlantic or the Great Lakes ports, not to mention the navigable rivers.
We'll probably stay dry as low pressure in the Midwest is slow to make progress east.
My first week of college, a guy in my freshman dorm told me that his favorite movie was "Varsity Blues -- because that's what growing up in the Midwest is like."
"For the number of people that might want homes, there's always an order of magnitude fewer homes available than there are in Midwest, for example."
Los Angeles Times: Obama to talk recovery efforts in Midwest tour