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  • (proper noun) IPA(key): /ˈmɪdlənd/

Proper noun[edit]


  1. an unincorporated community in Wright Township, Greene County, Indiana, USA
  2. A town in Maryland
  3. A city in Michigan
  4. A town in North Carolina
  5. A village in Ohio
  6. A town in Ontario, Canada
  7. A borough in Pennsylvania
  8. A city in Texas
  9. A census-designated place in Virginia
  10. A census-designated place in Washington


Midland (comparative more Midland, superlative most Midland)

  1. From or pertaining to the Midlands.
    • 1854, Report from the Select Committee on Conveyance of Mails by Railways, page 153:
      The second has a branch to Birmingham from Rugby, but the main use of it is to proceed over this very Midland line ; it turns off at Rugby, and goes by way of Leicester to Derby, and so on to the North.
    • 1908, “Report of the Royal Commission on the Care and Control of the Feeble-Minded”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name), page 88:
      In the more Midland counties, there are thirteen ; in Staffordshire (Wolverhampton), one; in Warwick (Birmingham), seven; in Nottingham, three; in Leicester, one; and Northampton, one.
    • 1923, “The Old Book Trade in Birmingham”, in The Publishers' Circular and Booksellers' Record, page 235:
      The obvious inference was that Midland culture found its centre in Lichfield, and that the only claim to distinction which the larger town could make was based on commercial grounds.
    • 1930, Victoria Roberts, Eighteenth Century Gentlemen, ISBN 0521061008, page 73:
      His only visit to London had been that on which been touched by Queen Anne for the King's Evil and throughout his life he preserved a Midland accent in his speech.
    • 2004, Kenneth Morgan, Bristol and the Atlantic Trade in the Eighteenth Century, ISBN 0521893674, page 109:
      This stimulated sales and suited the needs of small manufacturers in the Midland city, who could not afford to trade on credit.