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ˈmɪd nmid·den

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eitchen midden, midden, kitchen midden(noun)

    (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement

  2. dunghill, midden, muckheap, muckhill(noun)

    a heap of dung or refuse

Wiktionary

  1. midden(Noun)

    A dungheap.

  2. midden(Noun)

    A refuse heap usually near a dwelling.

  3. midden(Noun)

    prehistoric pile of bones and shells.

  4. Origin: From early Scandinavian (early mög-dynge, Norwegian mødding) through myddyng: muck + dung.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midden(noun)

    a dunghill

  2. Midden(noun)

    an accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place; especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders, bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, -- as on the shores of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See Kitchen middens

  3. Origin: [Cf. Dan. mgdynge, E. muck, and dung.]

Freebase

  1. Midden

    A midden is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, vermin, shells, sherds, lithics, and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation. The word is of Scandinavian via Middle English derivation, but is used by archaeologists worldwide to describe any kind of feature containing waste products relating to day-to-day human life. They may be convenient, single-use pits created by nomadic groups or long-term, designated dumps used by sedentary communities that accumulate over several generations. These features, therefore, provide a useful resource for archaeologists who wish to study the diet and habits of past societies. Middens with damp, anaerobic conditions can even preserve organic remains in deposits as the debris of daily life are tossed on the pile. Each individual toss will contribute a different mix of materials depending upon the activity associated with that particular toss. During the course of deposition sedimentary material is deposited as well. Different mechanisms, from wind and water to animal digs, create a matrix which can also be analyzed to provide seasonal and climatic information. In some middens individual dumps of material can be discerned and analysed.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Midden

    mid′en, n. a heap of ashes or dung (see also Kitchen-midden).—n. Midd′enstead, a place where dung is heaped up. [Scand., as Dan. möddingmög, dung; cf. Muck.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midden in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midden in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of midden in a Sentence

  1. Laurie E. Colwin:

    That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities-that sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one-dimensional.

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