mid·​town | \ ˈmid-ˌtau̇n, -ˈtau̇n\

Definition of midtown

: a central section of a city especially : one situated between sections conventionally called downtown and uptown

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midtown adjective

Examples of midtown in a Sentence

Rents in midtown are very expensive.

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The midtown uniform appears to have taken hold post-2008, when many financial firms loosened their once-strict suit-and-tie dress code. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "How the Fleece Vest Became the New Corporate Uniform," 24 July 2018 My brother’s a UPS driver who spends his days double-parked all over midtown. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "Why You Should Be in Favor of Congestion Pricing in New York," 27 Mar. 2018 The club, inside a midtown studio space, offers a wide range of workshops in a low-stress environment. Gigi Engle, SELF, "6 Real Classes You Can Take to Get Better at Sex," 27 Nov. 2018 The event’s organizers are a loose collaboration of individuals in midtown who focus on 10 areas: art, community, communications, education, environment, health, justice, resources, science and spirituality. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events May 17-23: Royals vs. Yankees, T-Bones, Darren Knight, ‘On Your Feet’ | The Kansas City Star," 15 May 2018 The national food publication Eater named midtown Sacramento's Localis one of California's 38 essential restaurants in a list published Wednesday. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "This midtown Sacramento restaurant is one of California’s best, Eater says," 11 July 2018 Sure, there were red carpet arrivals for the players and fans milling around midtown in jerseys of their favorite teams. Ken Belson, New York Times, "How Big Can the N.F.L. Draft Get?," 27 Apr. 2018 By Andrew Seng Related stories from Sacramento Bee Sacramento beats out Paris and Sao Paulo to host 2020 World Butchers’ Challenge This midtown Sacramento restaurant is one of California’s best, Eater says Farm to Folk? Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "West Sacramento’s Barn to host fresh, local produce sales through September," 12 July 2018 Unfortunately, those skills have fallen out of favor, a dilemma that helps explain why Shepard is performing at an intimate midtown venue rather than at a larger room. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts July 12-18: Kenny Chesney, Imagine Dragons, Jason Isbell, Foreigner," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of midtown

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midtown was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of midtown

: the part of a city or town between its downtown and uptown

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