midair

noun
mid·​air | \ ˈmid-ˈer How to pronounce midair (audio) \

Definition of midair

: a point or region in the air not immediately adjacent to the ground the planes collided in midair

Examples of midair in a Sentence

The two planes collided in midair. We watched birds catching insects in midair.
Recent Examples on the Web During batting practice, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper laced a line drive that hit another ball in midair as that one was being throw in from the outfield. Joe Harris, ajc, "Wheeler takes 1-hitter into 9th as Phillies deck Cards 2-1," 27 Apr. 2021 During batting practice, Phillies slugger Bryce Harper laced a line drive that hit another ball in midair as that one was being throw in from the outfield. Joe Harris, Star Tribune, "Wheeler takes 1-hitter into 9th as Phillies deck Cards 2-1," 26 Apr. 2021 The Otter’s propeller apparently struck the right wing of the Beaver, which broke up in midair. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "NTSB: Probable cause of deadly 2019 midair collision near Ketchikan was pilots’ obstructed views, missing alerts," 21 Apr. 2021 Then the game took a scary turn when Ontario goalie Claysson De Lima, the league’s regular-season Goalkeeper of the Year, collided horrifically in midair with his own player and landed face first on the turf. Todd Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Road warrior Sockers bring home Ron Newman Cup," 18 Apr. 2021 His ability to twist and turn in midair on his way to the hoop previewed the freewheeling shows put on by stars like Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Richard Goldstien, Star Tribune, "Elgin Baylor, who brought playing above the rim to Minneapolis and L.A. Lakers, dies at 86," 23 Mar. 2021 His ability to twist and turn in midair on his way to the hoop previewed the freewheeling shows put on by stars like Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Richard Goldstien, Star Tribune, "Elgin Baylor, who brought playing above the rim to Minneapolis and L.A. Lakers, dies at 86," 23 Mar. 2021 His ability to twist and turn in midair on his way to the hoop previewed the freewheeling shows put on by stars like Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Richard Goldstien, Star Tribune, "Elgin Baylor, who brought playing above the rim to Minneapolis and L.A. Lakers, dies at 86," 23 Mar. 2021 His ability to twist and turn in midair on his way to the hoop previewed the freewheeling shows put on by stars like Julius Erving, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. New York Times, "Elgin Baylor, Acrobatic Hall of Famer in N.B.A., Dies at 86," 22 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of midair

1605, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2021

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“Midair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midair. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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midair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of midair

: a region in the air not close to the ground

midair

noun
mid·​air | \ ˈmid-ˈer How to pronounce midair (audio) \

Kids Definition of midair

: a region in the air some distance above the ground The bird hovered in midair.

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