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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

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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

But in the United States, most of the mid-band has been assigned to other users, like the military and communications satellites. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "5G Hype Fails to Ignite Much Bidding for 5G Airwave Rights," 4 June 2019 Hertha have become a solid mid-table team in the German top flight, but are certain to give the Palace ultras a run for their money in terms of generating atmosphere. SI.com, "Crystal Palace Pre-Season 2019: Where to Watch the Eagles Play This Summer," 4 June 2019 An uncrewed launch of the Starliner spacecraft, similar to SpaceX's Demo-1 flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft in March, is scheduled for no earlier than mid-August. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Omega rocket blows a nozzle, NASA still wants 2020 SLS launch," 31 May 2019 Cuffed boyfriend shorts that hit at your mid-thigh are on-trend and still show off your curves. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "12 Curvy Girl Fashion Hacks to Get You Through Summer," 23 May 2019 While the rest of the cast posted emotional and heartfelt tributes to their Westeros counterparts, Maisie focused on the more important matter at hand—mid-length, bleach blonde hair with heavy, long bangs. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Maisie Williams Said Goodbye to Arya Stark With a Dramatic Blonde Hair Transformation," 21 May 2019 Both terrestrial and marine arthropods, including mites, spiders, millipedes, beetles, and wasps, were found in this amber, which dates back to the mid-Cretaceous era. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "A Squid-Like Mollusk Showed Up in Ancient Amber, and No One Knows How," 16 May 2019 More mid-sized NYC brands have closed their doors, Trump was sworn in, and climate reports have gotten grimmer by the month. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Rentrayage Is the New, Sustainably-Minded Solo Project From Erin Beatty, Formerly of Suno," 5 Feb. 2019 Meanwhile, sales of luxury properties in small and mid-sized markets were up 14%, just a notch lower than the 16% rise in 2017. WSJ, "Over 250,000 Votes Later, Hawaii Villa Emerges as the House of the Year," 24 Jan. 2019

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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


\ 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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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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