Definition of midst
- in the midst of the forest
- a traitor in our midst
- in the midst of his troubles
- in the midst of a meal
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.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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