amid

play
preposition \ə-ˈmid\
variants: or

amidst

play \-ˈmidst, -ˈmitst\

Definition of amid

  1. 1 :  in or into the middle of :  surrounded by :  among amid the crowd

  2. 2a :  during amid the fightingb :  with the accompaniment of resigned amid rumors of misconduct

Examples of amid in a Sentence

  1. It was hard to hear amid all the cheering.

  2. The investigation comes amid growing concerns.

  3. Amid such changes, one thing stayed the same.

  4. He managed to escape amid the confusion.

  5. There was a single dark bird amid a flock of white pigeons.

Origin and Etymology 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


AMID Defined for English Language Learners

amid

play
preposition

Definition of amid for English Language Learners

  • : in or into the middle of (something)


AMID Defined for Kids

amid

play
preposition \ə-ˈmid\
variants: or

amidst

\-ˈmidst\

Definition of amid for Students

  1. :  in or into the middle of The champ advanced amid cheering crowds.



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