Definitions for middlingˈmɪd lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mid•dlingˈmɪd lɪŋ(adj.)

  1. medium, moderate, or average in size, quantity, or quality.

  2. mediocre; ordinary; commonplace; pedestrian.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. Older Use. in fairly good health.

    Category: Status (usage)

  4. (adv.)moderately; fairly.

  5. (n.)middlings, any of various products or commodities of intermediate quality, grade, size, etc. coarser particles of ground wheat mingled with bran.

Origin of middling:

1425–75; late ME (Scots)

mid′dling•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. middling(adj)

    any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran)

  2. average, fair, mediocre, middling(adverb)

    lacking exceptional quality or ability

    "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best"

  3. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably(adverb)

    to a moderately sufficient extent or degree

    "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers"

Wiktionary

  1. middling(Adjective)

    Of intermediate or average size, position, or quality; mediocre

    The football team is never the worst or best in its league; its position is always middling.

  2. middling(Adjective)

    In fairly good health.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Middling(adj)

    of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary


Translations for middling

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

middling(adjective)

average

He's neither tall nor short, but of middling height.

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