midtown

noun

mid·​town ˈmid-ˌtau̇n How to pronounce midtown (audio)
-ˈtau̇n
: a central section of a city
especially : one situated between sections conventionally called downtown and uptown
midtown adjective

Examples of midtown in a Sentence

Rents in midtown are very expensive.
Recent Examples on the Web Six of the Sacramento region’s top chefs, from a vegetarian proprietor in midtown to fine dining craftspeople in the suburbs, recently sounded off to The Sacramento Bee about the customer behaviors that drive them batty. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 Hoping out hope Were Oak to close, the next closest north-south through street east of there linking downtown with Hospital Hill and midtown is Holmes Street, three blocks away. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 26 Mar. 2024 Former Department of Public Works employee Ocean Van Tran was driving a city vehicle in midtown and ran a red light, the 2019 lawsuit filed in Sacramento County Superior Court alleges. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 29 Mar. 2024 Two other Prefix locations, in midtown at 325 E. 31st St. and in downtown’s Lightwell building at 1100 Main St., will remain open. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 25 Mar. 2024 Saturday, an unidentified man was killed after he was struck by a subway at Seventh Avenue and West 53rd Street in midtown, police said. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 9 Mar. 2024 The expo will take place in midtown every third Sunday and in Roseville every second Sunday, Mann said. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 26 Feb. 2024 The view was impressive, stretching from Yankee Stadium to midtown. Calvin Tomkins, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 That includes outward-facing cafes, shops, and other outlets that truly merge with NYC's western midtown offerings. Rachel Chang, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of midtown was in 1882

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“Midtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midtown. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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