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[mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer for 2, 3] /ˈmɪdˈyɪər, -ˌyɪər for 1; ˈmɪdˌyɪər for 2, 3/
the middle of the year.
Often, midyears. Informal. an examination at the middle of a school year.
of, relating to, or occurring in midyear:
midyear exams.
Origin of midyear
Middle English word dating back to 1325-75; See origin at mid-, year Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After the strain of the "mid-year Exams" in February, they lived a free-hearted life.

    Ramsey Milholland Booth Tarkington
  • I plied them with testimonials and mid-year and final marks.

    Darkwater W. E. B. Du Bois
  • To teachers, the series of meetings is a series of mid-year institutes.

    Chapters in Rural Progress Kenyon L. Butterfield
  • She could come home after the mid-year examinations when the present teacher in the school was planning to be married.

  • Not long after the conversation which has just been reported, the mid-year examinations were held.

    Deering of Deal Latta Griswold
  • Many a Freshman changes his residence about the mid-year, because he has not made a careful selection at first.

    The College Freshman's Don't Book George Fullerton Evans
  • Thus time wore on until the beginning of the mid-year vacation drew near apace.

    Fibble, D. D. Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • One takes place at the close of the mid-year examinations, to usher in the new term.

    Princeton Stories Jesse Lynch Williams
  • And indeed for the six weeks which separated the end of the season from mid-year examinations, he stuck to a monastic schedule.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • But the real excitement over the fellowship was not apparent until after the mid-year examinations.

    A Book of Bryn Mawr Stories Marian T. MacIntosh
British Dictionary definitions for mid-year


  1. the middle of the year
  2. (as modifier): a midyear examination
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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