What does amid mean?

Definitions for amidəˈmɪd

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  1. amid(Preposition)

    Surrounded by; in the middle of; in the center of.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amid

    see Amidst

  2. Amid

    in the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Amid

    a-mid′, Amidst, a-midst′, prep. in the middle or midst: among.—adv. Amid′most (W. Morris), in the very middle of.—adv. and n. Amid′ships, half-way between the stem and stern of a ship, [a, on, and Mid.]

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Anagrams for amid »

  1. diam, diam., maid


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amid in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred North Whitehead:

    The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.

  2. Roger Zelazny:

    Life is full of doors that don't open when you knock, equally spaced amid those that open when you don't want them to.

  3. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury:

    For a peaceful political solution, the BNP must stop violence and killing, amid non-stop violence, a dialogue cannot be held.

  4. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.

  5. Maurice Maeterlinck:

    We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.

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