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midst

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noun \ˈmidst, ˈmitst\

Simple Definition of midst

  • : the middle area or part of something

  • : the period of time when something is happening or being done

  • —used to say that someone is among the people in a group

Full Definition of midst

  1. 1 :  the interior or central part or point :  middle <in the midst of the forest>

  2. 2 :  a position of proximity to the members of a group <a traitor in our midst>

  3. 3 :  the condition of being surrounded or beset <in the midst of his troubles>

  4. 4 :  a period of time about the middle of a continuing act or condition <in the midst of a meal>

midst preposition

Examples of midst

  1. The river passes through the midst of the city.

  2. a bustling city in the midst of the desert

  3. We are in the midst of a terrible war.

  4. They were in the midst of remodeling their house.

  5. The region is currently in the midst of a terrible drought.

  6. We never gave up hope in the midst of our troubles.



Origin of midst

Middle English middest, alteration of middes, short for amiddes amid


First Known Use: 15th century



MIDST Defined for Kids

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midst

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noun \ˈmidst\

Definition of midst

  1. 1 :  the middle or central part <in the midst of the forest>

  2. 2 :  a position among the members of a group <a stranger in our midst>

  3. 3 :  the condition of being surrounded <in the midst of dangers>




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preposition

Definition of midst

  1. :  amid <Midst the swarm of people, mangy dogs wandered. — Avi, Crispin>





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