middle distance

noun

Definition of middle distance

  1. 1 :  a part of a pictorial representation or scene between the foreground and the background

  2. 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.

1803

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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