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
Helping Hands Hawaii is in the midst of sponsoring its annual Adopt A Family Program, hoping to bring some holiday cheer to more than 500 struggling families this year with a special Christmas dinner and a few extras from Santa.
Even in the midst of the oil bust, Anadarko Petroleum Corp. continues to organize team building events, in one case, putting its lawyers and logistics managers together to assemble bicycles for low-income students.
At present, the Carnival Vista is in the midst of its inaugural sailings around the Mediterranean, but will head to its port in Miami in the fall before beginning trips to the Caribbean.
It was passed in the midst of both a global financial collapse and an opiate epidemic.
Clemens, who was in the midst of his second consecutive Cy Young season for Toronto (and fifth of seven over all) when Halladay came up from the minors in 1998, responded with a statement to a television station in Texas.
Iraq is now in the midst of a civil war—already one of the world’s biggest since 1945, with the kind of escalating tit-for-tat killings and ethnic cleansing that can last for years, even decades.
GSI is in the midst of a ten-year, $200 million project to replace sixteen Ohio Turnpike travel centers.
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Origin and Etymology of midst
Middle English middest, alteration of middes, short for amiddes amid
First Known Use: 15th century
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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