from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The region of a country not near the borders; the interior.
  • adj. Resembling or relating to the interior region of a country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or seashore.
  • adj. Surrounded by the land; mediterranean.
  • n. The interior or central region of a country; -- usually in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The interior of a country: especially applied to the inland central part of England, usually in the plural.
  • Being in the interior country; distant from the coast or sea-shore: as, midland towns; the midland counties of England.
  • Surrounded by land; inland; mediterranean.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the interior part of a country
  • n. a town in west central Texas
  • adj. of or coming from the middle of a region or country


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  • There's nothing there except the cliffside to the north, and the midland sea to the south.

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  • Some of my U.K. contacts are from this region.

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