middle distance

middle distance


the middle distance : the area in a scene or view that is neither very close nor very far away : an area between the foreground and the background

: a racing distance that is neither short nor long and that is usually between 800 to 1,500 meters

Full Definition of MIDDLE DISTANCE

:  a part of a pictorial representation or scene between the foreground and the background
:  any footrace distance usually from 800 to 1500 meters or from 880 yards to one mile


  1. As I looked out over the water, a small boat appeared in the middle distance.

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