from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A central region, especially one that is politically, economically, or militarily vital to a nation, region, or culture.
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- n. The centre, or most populous part of a region defined by geographical or non-geographical criteria.
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- n. the central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
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I think aides were saying that this issue is clearly important to everyone in this country, and so therefore they felt like no better place for the president to announce it than from what they call the heartland here in Crawford, Texas.
It has bought an acre of land in what it calls the heartland of the planned Trump golf resort, and said the development cannot go ahead in its current form without access to it.
She sometimes seemed short on specifics and long on folksiness, as she aimed to appeal to what she called the heartland of America.
Lawyers for Lambda Legal, a gay rights group that financed the court battle and represented the couples, had hoped to use a court victory to demonstrate acceptance of same-sex marriage in heartland America.
Appealing to energy independence may persuade voters more than appealing to climate change, reports Leslie Kaufman: If the heartland is to seriously reduce its dependence on coal and oil, Ms. Jackson and others decided, the issues must be separated.
Only in heartland states such as Utah and Idaho-the intermountain bastions of his adopted Mormon faith-would the godless invaders encounter meaningful resistance.
He trades in heartland clichés, elevating the rural, religious and homogenous parts of America above the godless and corrupt coastal establishments.
As a girl, I confused the word heartland with heartwood and so imagined my part of the world as a beautifully grained circle in the middle of America's tree trunk.
I am a pure 100% born Cajun living in Cajun heartland and we take offense too nothing!
The so-called heartland is full of personal hatred towards Gore.