Definition of midst
1 : the interior or central part or point : middle in the midst of the forest
2 : a position of proximity to the members of a group a traitor in our midst
3 : the condition of being surrounded or beset in the midst of his troubles
4 : a period of time about the middle of a continuing act or condition in the midst of a meal
Examples of midst in a Sentence
The river passes through the midst of the city.
a bustling city in the midst of the desert
We are in the midst of a terrible war.
They were in the midst of remodeling their house.
The region is currently in the midst of a terrible drought.
We never gave up hope in the midst of our troubles.
Recent Examples of midst from the Web
The signings come in the midst of the Salt Lake City Summer League, where Mitchell put on a show in his debut, scoring 23 points while tallying five assists, three steals and two rebounds.
Tyga, who is in the midst of a legal battle with a former landlord of a Malibu property, is there too.
Klaus Kleinfeld, who had pushed the corporate split, stepped down as Arconic’s CEO in April after sending an unauthorized letter to Elliott Management Corp. boss Paul Singer in the midst of the proxy fight.
Busch is in the midst of a winless streak that threatens to go a full calendar year.
Still, in the midst of a criminal trial that could land him behind bars for 20 years, the brash 34-year-old known as Pharma Bro is refusing to keep a low profile.
The department is now in the midst of a multiyear study on the topic, which could lead to government funding for these pooches.
The city is in the midst of an aggressive downtown revitalization program.
When the president sent out two tweets Thursday morning mocking Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski’s alleged face-lift in the midst of a fierce internal debate about the Senate’s health-care bill, many people’s first thought was, Um, why?
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Origin and Etymology of midst
Middle English middest, alteration of middes, short for amiddes amid
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
MIDST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of midst for English Language Learners
: the middle area or part of something
: the period of time when something is happening or being done
—used to say that someone is among the people in a group
MIDST Defined for Kids
Definition of midst for Students
1 : the middle or central part in the midst of the forest
2 : a position among the members of a group a stranger in our midst
3 : the condition of being surrounded in the midst of dangers
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