Midst Definition

mĭdst, mĭtst
noun
The middle or central part: now mainly in phrases as below.
Webster's New World
A position of proximity to others.
A stranger in our midst.
American Heritage
The condition of being surrounded or beset by something.
In the midst of all of our problems.
American Heritage
A period of time approximately in the middle of a continuing condition or act.
In the midst of the war.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
preposition

In the midst of (see phrase below); amidst; amid.

Webster's New World
Midst means the middle of.
When you are in the middle of cleaning, this is an example of a situation where you are in the midst of cleaning.
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Other Word Forms of Midst

Noun

Singular:
midst
Plural:
midsts

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Midst

  • in our (or your or their) midst
  • in the midst of

Origin of Midst

  • Middle English middes, middest alteration of Old English midde middle medhyo- in Indo-European roots

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

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