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Definition of mid

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1 : being the part in the middle or midst in mid ocean often used in combinationmid-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)

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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 That speed and ability extends to the mid-engine C8 Corvette. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "GM Built a C8 Corvette Prototype That Was 75 Percent 3D Printed," 26 June 2020 On Thursday, Verizon joined several mid-sized companies in the Facebook boycott organized by prominent civil right groups. CBS News, "Facebook says it will label rule-breaking posts after advertisers flee," 26 June 2020 The virus has not only spread among the Afghan forces’ lower ranks but also has killed senior figures, including the chief of police in Kunduz, a district-level police chief in Balkh province and a mid-level police officer in Kabul. Susannah George, Washington Post, "Coronavirus sweeps through Afghanistan’s security forces," 25 June 2020 And there are thousands of journalists with followerships that rival the reader-base of a mid-sized newspaper. Samir Patil, Fortune, "How a ‘creator economy’ could help writers and artists triumph over Facebook and Google," 25 June 2020 Charity Navigator, an organization that rates nonprofit organizations to advise donors on the most effective charities, reported that the average mid-sized nonprofit organization paid its top executive $126,000 per year. Madison Dibble, Washington Examiner, "Biden cancer nonprofit gave millions to top executives and little to cancer initiatives," 25 June 2020 To outperform expectations as a mid-first-round pick, a player must prove to be a real difference maker early in his career. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: 3 Cowboys rookies who will outperform their draft slot, including the potential steal of the entire 2020 class," 24 June 2020 Some management companies have terminated their contracts for short-term and mid-term rentals, according to Eric Baird, managing director of a listing site called ReLISTO that offers rental units in the Bay Area. Anna Kramer, SFChronicle.com, "Need to find a subletter in the Bay Area this summer? Good luck," 23 June 2020 Super inside a mid-tower case—a solid combo for the price. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "Acer woos desktop gamers with 360Hz G-Sync and a gaming chair that rubs your neck," 23 June 2020

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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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30 Jun 2020

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“Mid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mid. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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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

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: 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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