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mid

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adjective \ˈmid\

Definition of mid

  1. 1 :  being the part in the middle or midst in mid ocean —often used in combination mid-August

  2. 2 :  occupying a middle position

  3. 3 of a vowel :  articulated with the arch of the tongue midway between its highest and its lowest elevation

mid

adverb

Examples of mid in a Sentence

  1. the mid to late 1700s

  2. her mid molar will have to be extracted and replaced by a bridge

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Origin and Etymology of mid

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


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mid

preposition

Definition of mid

  1. :  amid

Examples of mid in a Sentence

  1. mid a tangle of weeds grew a perfect rose

First Known Use of mid

15th century


MID Defined for English Language Learners

mid

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adjective

Definition of mid for English Language Learners

  • : in or near the middle of something


MID Defined for Kids

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mid

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adjective \ˈmid\

Definition of mid for Students

  1. :  being the part in the middle mid-June


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mid

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preposition

Definition of mid for Students

  1. :  amid I hid mid the bushes.


Medical Dictionary

MID

abbreviation

Medical Definition of MID

  1. minimal infective dose



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