mid

1 of 2

adjective

1
: being the part in the middle or midst
in mid ocean
often used in combination
mid-August
2
midder;middest, informal : neither very good nor very bad : so-so, meh
The PlayStation showcase was mid. After two years, it should have had more punch.@BRAP_Podcast, on Twitter
Who do you think is the 'middest' team in the NBA? … For me, it's the Pacers. I just completely forget they're around because they're not terrible, but also not good either.TragicHS, on Reddit
3
: occupying a middle position
4
of a vowel : articulated with the arch of the tongue midway between its highest and its lowest elevation
mid adverb

mid

2 of 2

preposition

: amid

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
Temperatures are expected to climb into the lower and mid 90s on Friday, with the heat index getting as hot as 106 degrees. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 12 July 2024 Market darling Nvidia dropped in one of its worst days of the year, while interest-rate sensitive groups such as small and mid caps outperformed. Sarah Min, CNBC, 12 July 2024
Preposition
Tropical Storm Norma was named in the Pacific on Tuesday evening and could impact Cabo San Lucas mid to late week as a Category 2 hurricane. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 More showers and thunderstorms today will lead to a risk for excessive rainfall and flash flooding beginning mid to late morning and continuing through the afternoon hours. Tiana Woodard, BostonGlobe.com, 4 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for mid 

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Word History

Etymology

Adjective

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

First Known Use

Adjective

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

Preposition

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near mid

Cite this Entry

“Mid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mid. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

mid

1 of 2 adjective
1
: being the part in the middle or midst
in mid ocean
mid-August
2
: occupying a middle position
the mid finger

mid

2 of 2 preposition
(ˌ)mid
: amid

Medical Definition

MID

abbreviation
minimal infectious dose; minimal infective dose

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