- The definition of amidst is being surrounded by something or having something going on all around you.
Being in the thick of a forest is an example of being amidst a forest.
Origin: amid plush Middle English adv. genitive -s plush unhistoric -t
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Origin: Middle English amiddes : amidde; see amid + -es, adverbial suffix; see -s3.