mid

adjective
\ ˈmid How to pronounce mid (audio) \

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

Adjective

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

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

In 2016, Marts & Lundy, a philanthropic consulting firm, published a study that showed that mega-gifts (over $10 million) had increased while small and mid-level donations had decreased. Norman Vanamee, Town & Country, "Will the Admissions Cheating Scandal Hurt College Fundraising?," 29 Mar. 2019 The county in 2016 prohibited manure-spreading over shallow soils from January to mid-April, which officials say has reduced well-water contamination. Jesse Newman And Patrick Mcgroarty, WSJ, "Farms, More Productive Than Ever, Are Poisoning Drinking Water in Rural America," 18 Jan. 2019 One mid-April morning, Riley was overseeing the construction of a fake gate on the vast grounds of Spring Mansion, a 12,000-square-foot, 106-year-old residence in the Berkeley Hills. Jonah Weiner, New York Times, "How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood," 22 May 2018 Last year's financial disclosure report, which covered January 2016 to mid-April 2017 indicated President Trump earned $19.7 million from the hotel over that period. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, "Trump's company earned $40M from Washington hotel in 2017, disclosure shows," 16 May 2018 Tornadoes are more likely to form in the southeast portion of the US from mid-April to early May, Dr. Jeffrey Basara, an associate professor of meteorology at the University of Oklahoma, told Fox News. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "'Tornado Alley' and other things to know during tornado season," 16 May 2018 After Nokia, there's not a lot of companies to choose from in the low- to mid-range smartphone category. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Moto G7 Play pops up at the FCC with notch design, dramatically smaller battery," 27 Nov. 2018 Other mid-size cities in red states made similarly dramatic leaps. Samantha Allen, Seventeen, "LGBTQ Teens Don't Need To Leave Red States For College," 19 Feb. 2019 High-profile aircraft failures plagued the service recently, including emergency landings of C-5 cargo aircraft, the grounding of the B-1 bomber fleet, and the loss of a C-130 propeller in mid-flight. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Can Big Data Save Old Warplanes?," 23 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of mid

Adjective

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

Preposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mid

Adjective

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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More Definitions for mid

mid

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of mid

: in or near the middle of something

mid

adjective
\ 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 infective dose

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