mid·​size | \ -ˌsīz \
variants: or less commonly midsized \ -​ˌsīzd \

Definition of midsize 

: of intermediate size a midsize car

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the midsize company was finding it increasingly difficult to compete with the corporate giants

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On a bullish morning for stocks of all sorts, a broad index of small and midsize biotech companies rose nearly 3%. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Glaxo Reignites Biotech’s Bull Run," 3 Dec. 2018 For example, a small to midsize donation might go a lot further at a community domestic violence shelter rather than a high-profile, national women’s health organization. Linda Davis Taylor, SELF, "Beyond Giving Tuesday: How to Make a Giving Plan and Why You Need One," 26 Nov. 2018 The United States is a major global power, and Saudi Arabia is a midsize country at best. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "There’s nothing “America First” about Trump’s Saudi policy," 21 Nov. 2018 Employee voice in the workplace is in part just about quality of life rather than economic growth, and worries about economic concentration are in part concerns about democracy and the vibrancy of midsize communities. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "The big question about today’s economy — are wages going to start growing?," 23 Aug. 2018 Also covered are Kia Optima midsize cars from 2011 through 2014, Kia Sportage SUVs from 2011 through 2013 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2012 through 2014. Tom Krisher, USA TODAY, "NHTSA to investigate fires linked to Hyundai-Kia engine failures," 27 June 2018 Earlier this decade, as the economy and auto sales rebounded, Ford executives were quick to note consumers’ waning preference for midsize cars and growing attraction to S.U.V.s and lighter, more fuel-efficient versions called crossovers. Neal E. Boudette, New York Times, "Ford, Once a Leader in the S.U.V. Race, Aims to Catch Up," 15 Mar. 2018 Ram is adding a monster truck and a midsize pickup to its lineup. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "High performance Ram Rebel TRX on the way with midsize pickup in tow," 1 June 2018 Of interest will be the first Showing of the 2019 Mustang Bullitt, the 2019 Ford Ranger midsize pickup and a Ford GT fresh off the assembly line. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Vin Car Pix: Edsel and Fab Fords," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of midsize

1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of midsize

: neither large nor small

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