Mid meaning

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During, in the middle of doing something.

He was hit by a ball mid-jump.

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The definition of mid is something in the middle.

An example of mid is calling the middle point of your thigh your "mid-thigh."

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(archaic) The middle.
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(short for, old poet.) Amid.
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Midshipman.
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Middle or middle part of.

Midbrain, mid-June.

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(1) The file extension for Musical Instrument Digital Interface files (see MIDI file).
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Denoting the middle part.

Mid ocean.

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Occupying a middle position; middle.

Mid finger.

Mid hour of night.

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(linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld).
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(archaic) Middle.
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Denoting the middle part.

He's in his mid-thirties (meaning he is roughly around the age of 33-37, as opposed to one's early thirties "” aged roughly 30-33 "” and one's late thirties "” aged roughly around 37-39).

He was born in the mid-1930s.

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Occupying a middle position.

A mid-shoulder stretch.

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Middle; central.
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Being the part in the middle or center.

In the mid Pacific.

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(linguistics) Of, relating to, or being a vowel produced with the tongue in a position approximately intermediate between high and low, as the vowel in but.
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Surrounded by; amid.

Mid smoke and flame.

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Middle.

Midsummer.

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(phonet.) Articulated with the tongue in a position approximately halfway between high and low.
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Origin of mid

  • Middle English from Old English midd medhyo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from mid middle mid1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of amid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English mid (“with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, into the presence of, through, by means of, by, among, in, at (time), in the sight of, opinion of", preposition), from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with"), from Proto-Indo-European *medÊ°i-, *meta (“with"). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with"), Dutch met (“with"), German mit (“with"), Danish med (“with"), Icelandic með (“with"), Ancient Greek μετά (metá, “among, between, with"), Albanian me (“with, together"), Sanskrit स्मत् (smat, “together, at the same time").

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“midst, middle", noun), from Proto-Germanic *midjÄ…, *midjÇ­, *midjô (“middle, center") < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- (“between, in the middle, middle"), *medÊ°yo-. Cognate with German Mitte (“center, middle, midst"), Danish midje (“middle"), Icelandic midja (“middle"). See also median, Latin medianus.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“mid, middle, midway"), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (“mid, middle", adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *médÊ°yos (“between, in the middle, middle"). Cognate with Dutch mits (“provided that"), German mitte (“center, middle, mean"), Icelandic miðr (“middle", adjective), Latin medius (“middle, medium"). See also middle.

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  • See mid.

    From Wiktionary