What does Middle mean?

Definitions for Middle
ˈmɪd lMid·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. center, centre, middle, heart, eyenoun

    an area that is approximately central within some larger region

    "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"

  2. middlenoun

    an intermediate part or section

    "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

  3. middle, midriff, midsectionnoun

    the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

    "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

  4. middleadjective

    time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period

    "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"

  5. in-between, mediate, middleadjective

    being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series

    "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"

  6. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midwayadjective

    equally distant from the extremes

  7. middleadjective

    of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages

    "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"

  8. middleverb

    between an earlier and a later period of time

    "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"

  9. middleverb

    put in the middle

Wiktionary

  1. middlenoun

    A centre, midpoint

    The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

  2. middlenoun

    The part between the beginning and the end.

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

  3. middlenoun

    the middle stump

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

  4. middlenoun

    The central part of a human body.

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

  5. middleadjective

    Being in the middle or in-between; as middle point, middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages, middle weight, etc.

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

  6. middleadjective

    Central to.

    Etymology: From middel, from middel, middle, from midjilan, a diminutive of midjō, from medhy-. Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel, Mittel, middel. Related also to medel, meðal. See also mid.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Middleadjective

    equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age

    Etymology: [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. 271. See Mid, a.]

  2. Middleadjective

    intermediate; intervening

    Etymology: [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. 271. See Mid, a.]

  3. Middleadjective

    the point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the midst; central portion

    Etymology: [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. 271. See Mid, a.]

  4. Middleadjective

    the waist

    Etymology: [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. 271. See Mid, a.]

Freebase

  1. Middle

    Middle is one of six sheadings in the Isle of Man and consists of the parishes of Braddan, Marown and Santon or Santan. It lies to the east of the island. Historically it consisted of Braddan, Santan and Onchan. It is also a House of Keys constituency, electing one MHK.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Middle

    mid′l, adj. equally distant from the extremes: intermediate: intervening: (gram.) intermediate between active and passive, reflexive.—n. the middle point or part: midst: central portion, waist.—adjs. Midd′le-aged, of or about the middle period of life (from about 35 to 50); Midd′le-class, pertaining to, or included in, the middle class.—ns. Midd′le-earth (Shak.), the earth, considered as placed between the upper and lower regions; Midd′leman, one who stands in the middle between two persons: an agent who does business between two parties: in Ireland, one who rents land in large tracts, and lets it in small portions to the peasantry.—adjs. Midd′lemost, Mid′most (B.), nearest the middle; Midd′le-sized, of middle or average size.—ns. Midd′le-watch, the period between midnight and 4 A.M.; Midd′le-weight, a boxer or jockey of intermediate weight, between light and heavy weight.—adj. Midd′ling, of middle rate, state, size, or quality: about equally distant from the extremes: moderate: (Scot.) not in very good health: fairly well or prosperous.—adv. moderately.—n. Midd′lingness, mediocrity.—n.pl. Midd′lings, the coarser part of ground wheat.—Middle Ages, the time between the downfall of the western Roman empire, about 476 A.D., and the Reformation in the first quarter of the 16th century, or even earlier—in the later half of the preceding century, when printing was invented, America discovered, and the revival of learning took place; Middle class, that part of the people which comes between the nobility and the working-class; Middle distance (same as Middle ground); Middle English, English as spoken and written from 1350 to 1500 or 1550; Middle ground, the central portion of a picture—that is, between the foreground and background; Middle Kingdom, China; Middle passage, the voyage across the Atlantic from Africa to the West Indies, which was a time of horror on board a slave-ship; Middle States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware; Middle term (logic), that term of a syllogism which appears both in the major premise and the minor, but not in the conclusion.—Middle-class schools, schools for the higher education of the middle class, intermediate between the primary schools and the large public schools or the universities. [A.S. middelmid; Dut. middel, Ger. mittel.]

Editors Contribution

  1. middle

    A position of balance.

    The middle of our body is the position of balance.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Middle' in Written Corpus Frequency: #920

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Middle' in Nouns Frequency: #776

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Middle in a Sentence

  1. Endicott Peabody:

    Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.

  2. Robert Menendez:

    We are at a critical juncture where we still have an opportunity to be responsible and pursue diplomatic channels, the American people are not interested in getting involved in yet another endless war in the Middle East with no clear goal or strategy.

  3. The Foreign Secretary:

    Castro is seeking to position himself in the middle between those who are resisting change and those who want much faster, more radical change.

  4. Nasrul Hamid:

    Bangladesh is an energy starving country and we need more power and energy to achieve our vision to become a middle income country by the year of 2021.

  5. Will Trump:

    The World Trade Center came down during the reign of George Bush, that's not keeping us safe. ... George Bush made a mistake. We can make mistakes. But that one was a beauty. We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East.

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