Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

midair

play
noun mid·air \ˈmid-ˈer\

Simple Definition of midair

  • : a region in the air not close to the ground

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of midair

  1. :  a point or region in the air not immediately adjacent to the ground <the planes collided in midair>

Examples of midair in a sentence

  1. The two planes collided in midair.

  2. We watched birds catching insects in midair.



1605

First Known Use of midair

1605


MIDAIR Defined for Kids

midair

play
noun mid·air \ˈmid-ˈer\

Definition of midair for Students

  1. :  a region in the air some distance above the ground <The bird hovered in midair.>




Learn More about midair

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of midair


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up midair? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or near a shore

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

lavender-fields-in-france

Which of these is a synonym of caesura?

torrent interruption rebellion megillah
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ