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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

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
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In Singapore, mid-range cars can cost five times as much as in the U.S.; in Singapore a Toyota Camry retails for $132,000, compared to $28,000 in the U.S. Clay Chandler, Fortune, 4 Aug. 2022 CFO Chris Turner said franchisees that are using both services are experiencing mid-single-digit higher sales than those that are not. Alicia Kelso, Forbes, 3 Aug. 2022 In the Dodgers dugout, word started to spread mid-game about Scully’s passing. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2022 Instead, look for a mid-tone neutral paint color that can help hide dirt and imperfections, says Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager for the paint brand PPG. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2022 The telescope’s mid-infrared instrument (MIRI), which operates over a wavelength range of 5 to 28 microns, also revealed new insights about the Cartwheel Galaxy. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Aug. 2022 Scientists studying the aftermath of the massive 2019 and 2020 wildfires in Australia calculated that their emissions were on par with that of a mid-size volcanic eruption. Corinne Purtill, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2022 The seven-time-Games athlete was forced to withdraw from competition last year after a mid-competition elbow dislocation and tear during a 190-pound snatch attempt. Gabrielle Kassel, Men's Health, 2 Aug. 2022 The Jazz also had no room in the free-agency market, beyond a paltry mid-level exception. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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“Mid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mid. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for mid


\ ˈmid How to pronounce mid (audio) \

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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