middle distance

noun

Definition of middle distance

1 : a part of a pictorial representation or scene between the foreground and the background
2 : any footrace distance usually from 800 to 1500 meters or from 880 yards to one mile

Examples of middle distance in a Sentence

  1. As I looked out over the water, a small boat appeared in the middle distance.

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First Known Use of middle distance

1803


MIDDLE DISTANCE Defined for English Language Learners

middle distance

noun

Definition of middle distance for English Language Learners

  • the middle distance : the area in a scene or view that is neither very close nor very far away : an area between the foreground and the background

  • : a racing distance that is neither short nor long and that is usually between 800 to 1,500 meters


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