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Definition of mid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being the part in the middle or midst in mid ocean often used in combination mid-August
2 : occupying a middle position
3 of a vowel : articulated with the arch of the tongue midway between its highest and its lowest elevation

Definition of mid (Entry 2 of 2)

: amid

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Other Words from mid


mid adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for mid

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Preposition

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of mid in a Sentence

Adjective the mid to late 1700s her mid molar will have to be extracted and replaced by a bridge Preposition mid a tangle of weeds grew a perfect rose
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Leonard operated in the mid-range for a healthy portion of his offense in this game, knocking down six of his seven attempts. Shane Young, Forbes, 5 June 2021 While the injury has largely eroded his 3-point shooting ability, Paul can still hit mid-range jumpers while orchestrating the Suns' offense. Greg Beacham, Star Tribune, 4 June 2021 While the silky mesh bralettes come in three styles meant to flatter all bust shapes—triangle, scoop, and plunge—the coordinating panties are offered in high-rise cheeky, mid-rise thong, and new brief and boy short styles. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 June 2021 The Stags, however, received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, rare for a mid-major and a first for the MAAC. Dom Amore, courant.com, 3 June 2021 Target Go from yoga to lunch with ease in All in Motion's mid-rise five-inch knit shorts. Daria Smith, Southern Living, 3 June 2021 Ahead, shop these runners’ vetted selects and kiss mid-run chafing goodbye for good. Kelsey Clark, Glamour, 3 June 2021 Toyota continues to dabble with the trail-ready Tacoma mid-size pickup, which will introduce a new TRD Pro–exclusive color (pictured above) for the 2022 model year. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, 2 June 2021 College baseball’s road to Omaha is always dotted with talented mid-major teams, but 2021 could be an all-time tournament for upsets and June drama. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of mid


before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mid


Middle English, from Old English midde; akin to Old High German mitti middle, Latin medius, Greek mesos

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The first known use of mid was before the 12th century

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7 Jun 2021

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“Mid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mid. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of mid

: in or near the middle of something


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Kids Definition of mid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: being the part in the middle mid-June

Kids Definition of mid (Entry 2 of 2)

: amid I hid mid the bushes.

Medical Definition of MID

minimal infectious dose; minimal infective dose

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