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 whole package seems a little more premium than most of its competitors and the cabin now seems more midsize than compact. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 MiLend MiLend moved up from 10th in 2017 to the top five this year, and President Mark Granigan is the winner of the 2018 Top Workplaces Leadership in a midsize business special award. Lori Johnston, ajc, "Meet the remaining top five midsize workplaces in 2018," 3 Mar. 2018 The deal, valued at about $3.6 billion, wouldn’t likely have happened before a new financial bill was passed that relaxes regulations for midsize banks, executives say. Allison Prang, WSJ, "TCF Financial, Chemical Deal Shows Impact of 2018 Bank Law," 28 Jan. 2019 The automaker’s Colorado ZR2 Bison is an extreme rock-crawling version of the midsize pickup that was developed with off-road specialist American Expedition Vehicles. Gary Gastelu, Fox News, "The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison is an extreme off-road machine," 6 Sep. 2018 The size means these funds have to focus on making large-scale acquisitions, often bypassing compelling small or even midsize opportunities because these deals wouldn’t be large enough to much boost the fund’s overall return. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Blackstone Aims to Throw Weight Around With a Record Real Estate Fund," 15 Jan. 2019 Yields, which rise as bond prices fall, climbed after the People’s Bank of China added stimulus to its economy in order to lower financing costs for small and midsize businesses, according to government-bond analysts. Daniel Kruger, WSJ, "U.S. Government Bonds Fall as Sentiment Improves," 23 Jan. 2019 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

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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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