Definition of Heartland

1. Noun. The central region of a country or continent; especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture.

Generic synonyms: Region



Definition of Heartland

1. Noun. The centre, or most populous part of a region defined by geographical or non-geographical criteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heartland

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heartland

hearths
hearthside
hearthsides
hearthstone
hearthstoned
hearthstones
hearthstoning
heartier
hearties
heartiest
heartily
heartiness
heartinesses
hearting
heartings
heartland (current term)
heartlands
heartleaf
heartleaf arnica
heartleaf manzanita
heartless
heartlessly
heartlessness
heartlessnesses
heartlet
heartlets
heartlike
heartline
heartlines
heartlings

Literary usage of Heartland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Democratic Ideals and Reality: A Study in the Politics of Reconstruction by Halford John Mackinder (1919)
"... and offer ever- increasing strategical opportunities to land- power as against sea-power. j It is evident that the heartland is as real a physical fact ..."

2. Global Challenge and Local Response: Initiatives for Economic Regeneration by Walter B. Stöhr (1990)
"... to economic decline in Britain's industrial heartland: industrial restructuring and local economic intervention in the West Midlands conurbation Michael ..."

3. Final Report: American Psychological Association Task Force on the Mental by John R. Tassey (1998)
"Project heartland banners were displayed in key areas in the center. ... ODMHSAS: Project heartland On May 8, 1995, ODMHSAS was awarded an Immediate ..."

4. Indonesia: Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sulawesi by David E. Henley (2000)
"BALI / LOMBOK DENPASAR SANUR AND KUTA THE BALINESE heartland UBUD MOUNTAINS NORTH COAST KARANGASEM LOMBOK l597, the island offered few international trade ..."

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