amid

[ uh-mid ]
/ əˈmɪd /

preposition

in the middle of; surrounded by; among: to stand weeping amid the ruins.
during; in or throughout the course of.

Nearby words

  1. amicrobic,
  2. amicus,
  3. amicus curiae,
  4. amicus humani generis,
  5. amicus usque ad aras,
  6. amid-,
  7. amida,
  8. amidah,
  9. amidase,
  10. amidate

Also amidst.

Origin of amid

before 1000; Middle English amidde, Old English amiddan, for on middan “in (the) middle.” See a-1, mid1

Can be confusedamid among

amid-

variant of amido- before a vowel: amidase.

Origin of amid-

First recorded in 1870–75

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British Dictionary definitions for amid

amid

amidst

/ (əˈmɪd) /

preposition

in the middle of; among

Word Origin for amid

Old English on middan in the middle; see mid 1

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