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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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 for Students

  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 for Students

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





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