\ˈmid \

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

central, halfway, intermediary, intermediate, medial, median, mediate, medium, middle, midmost

Synonyms: Preposition

amid (or amidst), among (also amongst), midst, through

Antonyms: Adjective

extreme, farthest, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, outermost, outmost, remotest, utmost

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Examples of mid in a Sentence


the mid to late 1700s her mid molar will have to be extracted and replaced by a bridge


mid a tangle of weeds grew a perfect rose
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

All the recent crop of mid-sized to large SUVs are pretty much the same—built to the penny, drive like a bus, ugly as sin. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Ascent: A Bigger, Better Family SUV," 12 July 2018 Among young professionals who do migrate, there is a strong desire for community, says Anne Snyder, a writer and scholar who studies civil society in small and mid-sized cities. Christa Case Bryant, The Christian Science Monitor, "How young liberals' moves to Red America may temper political divides," 6 July 2018 To continue reading this story, TRY IT NOW Inside the building, Braun’s redevelopment plans include creating 25,000 square feet of collaborative office space for lease to small- and mid-sized tenants. Katherine Feser, San Antonio Express-News, "Century Building on Loop 410 sells to Houston firm," 29 June 2018 Inside the building, Braun's redevelopment plans include creating 25,000 square feet of collaborative office space for lease to small- and mid-sized tenants. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Braun Enterprises takes redevelopment formula to San Antonio with latest purchase," 26 June 2018 The new event aims to fill a mid-sized niche left open by the huge growth of San Diego’s Comic-Con. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "For comic book and sci-fi fans, there's a new con in town," 16 June 2018 The program offers matching grants of up to $75,000 to mid-sized companies aimed at helping them hire outside expertise to boost their bottom lines. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "A look at commercial fishing fatalities," 6 May 2018 This could translate into significant opportunity for small to mid-sized IO companies, whether through collaborations with big players or by consolidating between themselves. Scientific American, "After the Gold Rush," 3 May 2018 Norris, who typically has a mid-to-upper 90s fastball, was down to the upper-80s before Gardenhire finally stepped in. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Daniel Norris 'needed' to hit reset button. Here's why," 10 July 2018

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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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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 infective dose

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