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amid

[ uh-mid ]
/ əˈmɪd /
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preposition

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

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Also amidst.

Origin of amid

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH amid

amid , among

Definition for amid (2 of 2)

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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