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

 

the Midwest

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BrE BrE//ˌmɪdˈwest//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪdˈwest//
 
(also the Middle West)[singular]
 
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the northern central part of the US Culture The Midwest is considered to be between the Rocky Mountains and the eastern borders of Illinois or Ohio, and from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River and the southern borders of Kansas and Missouri. It is rich farming land. People living in the Middle West are thought to be traditional and conservative (= opposed to much political and social change). Middle West
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Midwest

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