An old building amid fall leaves.
- Amid defines the action of a person or thing in relation to something happening.
An example of amid is two people out fishing while in a rainstorm.
- The definition of amid is a location of a person or thing that is in the middle of something.
An example of being amid is when one is in the middle of a very noisy place.
Origin of amidMiddle English amidde ; from on middan ; from on, at + middan, middle
Origin of amidMiddle English : a-, in; see a–2 + mid, middle (from Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots).
- Surrounded by; in the middle of; in the center of.
From a- + mid.