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amid

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preposition \ə-ˈmid\

Simple Definition of amid

  • : in or into the middle of (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of amid

  1. 1 :  in or into the middle of :  surrounded by :  among <amid the crowd>

  2. 2 a :  during <amid the fighting> b :  with the accompaniment of <resigned amid rumors of misconduct>

Examples of amid in a sentence

  1. It was hard to hear amid all the cheering.

  2. The investigation comes amid growing concerns.

  3. Amid such changes, one thing stayed the same.

  4. He managed to escape amid the confusion.

  5. There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.



Variants of amid

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amidst

play \-ˈmidst, -ˈmitst\

Origin and Etymology of amid

amid from Middle English amidde, from Old English onmiddan, from on + middan, dative of midde mid; amidst from Middle English amiddes, from amidde + -es -s


First Known Use: before 12th century


AMID Defined for Kids

amid

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preposition \ə-ˈmid\

Definition of amid for Students

  1. :  in or into the middle of <The champ advanced amid cheering crowds.>



Variants of amid

or

amidst

\-ˈmidst\


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