mid·​size | \ ˈmid-ˌsīz How to pronounce midsize (audio) \
variants: or less commonly midsized \ ˈmid-​ˌsīzd How to pronounce midsized (audio) \

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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The Gladiator is a midsize pickup that has the appearance of a four-door Jeep Wrangler with a 5-foot bed. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jeep Gladiator: the mudder of midsize pickups," 14 July 2019 Ostensibly, the Jeep Gladiator is a midsize pickup truck and thus peer to the Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado, and Toyota Tacoma. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Jeep Gladiator Has No Competition," 10 July 2019 Consumers have purchased 242,692 midsize pickups in 2019. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Kid-friendly Ford Ranger selling as a family car with new safety feature," 22 June 2019 However, Tacoma has dominated the midsize truck market. Randy Diamond, ExpressNews.com, "Toyota pledges to go all-electric or hybrid by 2025," 20 June 2019 The first is its BEV3 project, which will develop passenger cars, crossover SUVs and a variety of other small and midsize models. David Welch, latimes.com, "An electric Hummer? GM ponders a clean revival of a gas guzzler," 18 June 2019 Germany has strict gun laws, and while nonregistered guns do exist, gun murders remain rare, especially in small and midsize cities. Melissa Eddy, BostonGlobe.com, "Killing of German politician is treated as possible terrorist act," 17 June 2019 The Honda Pilot has always been a strong choice for a midsize three-row crossover SUV. Washington Post, "Edmunds compares the Kia Telluride and Honda Pilot," 12 June 2019 Fueled by a 16 percent growth in local employment during the past two years, PITT OHIO jumped into the midsize category of the annual survey of Central Indiana’s Top Workplaces and nabbed the No. Michael L. Jackson, Indianapolis Star, "Top Workplaces 2019: PITT OHIO," 8 June 2019

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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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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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