Meaning of “the Midwest” in the English Dictionary

"the Midwest" in British English

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the Midwestnoun

uk /ˌmɪdˈwest/ us /ˌmɪdˈwest/

an area in the US that includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas:

Much of the Midwest is currenly under about 2 feet of snow.

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  • We spent a month travelling in the Midwest.
  • These issues are important in the Midwest.
  • The president has a lot of support in the Midwest.

(Definition of “the Midwest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Midwest" in American English

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Midwestnoun [ U ]

us /ˌmɪdˈwest/ also Middle America, Middle West

the north central part of the US which includes Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas:

The drought has destroyed grain crops across much of the Midwest.
Midwestern
adjective us /mɪdˈwes·tərn/

midwestern states/farms/families

(Definition of “Midwest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)