Definition of Midlands noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪdləndz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪdləndz//
the Midlands [singular + singular or plural verb]
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the central part of a country, especially the central counties of England He’s from the West Midlands. a Midlands town/company Culture The Midlands of England consists of the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the metropolitan county of West Midlands. Its biggest cities are Birmingham and Coventry. In the 19th and 20th centuries it was an important industrial region.

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