Origin of amidMiddle English amidde from on middan from on, at + middan, middle
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.
Surrounded by; in the middle of.
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.
- He came down the steps amid a flurry of activity.
- She could see nothing amid snow and darkness.
- I have seen bricks amid the oak copse there.
- To the left from that village, amid the smoke, was something resembling a battery, but it was impossible to see it clearly with the naked eye.
- How surprised must the fishes be to see this ungainly visitor from another sphere speeding his way amid their schools!