Simple Definition of amid
: in or into the middle of (something)
Examples of amid
It was hard to hear amid all the cheering.
The investigation comes amid growing concerns.
Amid such changes, one thing stayed the same.
He managed to escape amid the confusion.
There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.
Variants of amid
Origin 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
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