Definitions for amidstəˈmɪdst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. Ref: amid. 1

Origin of amidst:

1250–1300; ME amiddes; see amid , -s1; for -t see against


  1. amidst(Preposition)

    In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.

  2. Origin: Middle English amidde, amiddes, on midden, from Old English on middan ‘in the middle’, from midd ‘central’. The -s is an adverbial ending, originally marking the genitive; the t is a later addition, as in whilst, amongst, alongst. See mid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amidst

    alt. of Amid

Translations for amidst

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


in the middle of; among

Amid all the confusion, the real point of the meeting was lost; amidst the shadows.

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