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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mid(a)adjective

    used in combination to denote the middle

    "midmorning"; "midsummer"; "in mid-1958"; "a mid-June wedding"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Midadjective

    Etymology: contracted from middle, or derived from mid, Dutch.

    No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
    Shall, lifting in mid air, suspend their wings. Alexander Pope.

    Ere the mid hour of night, from tent to tent,
    Unweary’d, through th’ num’rous host he past. Nicholas Rowe.


  1. mid

    Mid refers to being in the middle of something, at an equally distance from the extremes or ends of something; central. It can also refer to being halfway through a particular period of time.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mid

    denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean

  2. Mid

    occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night

  3. Mid

    made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, // 10, 11

  4. Midnoun


  5. Mid

    see Amid

  6. Etymology: [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mir, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya. 271. Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mid

    mid, adj. middle: situated between extremes.—prep. amid.—n. (Shak.) middle.—ns. Mid′-age (Shak.), the middle time of life, a person in middle-life; Mid′-air, Mid′-heav′en, the middle of the sky; Mid′day, the middle of the day: noon.—adj. of or pertaining to noon.—adj. Mid′dest (Spens.), most nearly in the middle: middlemost.—n. the midst, middle.—n. Mid′-hour, the middle part of the day.—adj. Mid′land, in the middle of, or surrounded by, land: distant from the coast: inland.—n. the interior of a country: (pl.) esp. the central parts of England.—n. Mid′-Lent, the middle or fourth Sunday in Lent.—adj. Mid′most, middlemost.—n. Mid′night, the middle of the night: twelve o'clock at night.—adj. being at midnight: dark as midnight.—ns. Mid′noon, noon; Mid′-sea, the open sea.—adj. Mid′ship, being in the middle of a ship.—n. Mid′shipman, in the British navy, an officer whose rank is next above that of a naval cadet: in the U.S. navy, the lowest grade of officers in the line of promotion, now called Naval cadet.—adv. Mid′ships.—ns. Mid′summer, the middle of summer: the summer solstice, about the 21st of June; Mid′summer-day, the 24th of June; Mid′way, the middle of the way or distance.—adj. being in the middle of the way or distance.—adv. half-way.—n. Mid′winter, the middle of winter: the winter solstice (21st or 22d December), or the time shortly before or after it. [A.S. (mid-), middgen; Ger. mitte and mittel, L. medius, Gr. mesos.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mid

    The intermediate or middle part of anything. Also, per contractionem, a midshipman.

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  1. MID

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mid' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4208

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mid' in Adjectives Frequency: #764

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of mid in a Sentence

  1. James Ragan:

    You've got expectations that the Phase 1 trade agreement is signed in early to mid January.

  2. Christine Lagarde:

    We expect the upswing to gather pace around the middle of the year, even if the uncertainties persist, let’s be clear: we will not see a return to pre-pandemic levels of economic activity before mid-2022.

  3. Tom Hauge:

    Woodchucks have been a protected species in Wisconsin since the mid-1950s, we do not know why they were provided protected status. They were and remain a common species in this state.

  4. Gaurang Shah:

    Looking at yesterday and today's recovery from the lows, my sense is that we are somewhere close to the bottom, my advice would be to avoid the small and mid-cap stocks right now because their valuations have run up to a great extent.

  5. Darrell Miklos:

    From the mid-’90s till his passing, we always talked about treasure, but [it was] not till 2002 that he revealed to me that he had all these files for decades, i’m privileged to be the only man with these files.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. aggravate
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