- being at or near the middle point of: in mid autumn.
- being or occupying a middle place or position: in the mid nineties of the last century.
- Phonetics. (of a vowel) articulated with an opening above the tongue relatively intermediate between those for high and low: the vowels of beet, bet, and hot are respectively high, mid, and low.Compare high(def 23), low1(def 30).
- Archaic. the middle.
Origin of mid1
- a midshipman.
Origin of mid3
- a combining form representing mid1 in compound words: midday; mid-Victorian.
Origin of mid-
- Master of Industrial Design.
Examples from the Web for mid
Contemporary Examples of mid
In mid September, John Lurie was also at the Cavin-Morris gallery, watching as his art was hung for an upcoming show.The Gods of Punk Are Back in New York City
September 27, 2014
King Alfred wrote things like mid læs worda, “with less words.”The Problem With Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ Video
July 23, 2014
Sitting at the desk was a man in his mid- to late 40s, balding, conventionally dressed in slacks and an Oxford shirt, no tie.Writing a Novel: Even Making It Up Requires Research
July 16, 2014
A MIRACLE MILE OF MICHELIN-WORTHY CUISINE WHERE: Mid to Lower Westheimer.Foodie Heaven in Houston
July 10, 2014
So I became top documentary cameraman by the mid to late 1980s, and it was around that time that Robert Altman came to town.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon
April 17, 2014
Historical Examples of mid
The swan pushes from the bank and floats dreaming into mid stream.Monday or Tuesday
"'Mid sides," answered Jourdan, turning around in his saddle.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
She was free with her money, whatever else she mid have been.The Nebuly Coat
John Meade Falkner
He paused in mid stride, eying the escaped serf up and down.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
We have also the Norman form Capel, but this may be a nickname from Mid.The Romance of Names
- phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation lies approximately halfway between high and low, such as e in English bet
- an archaic word for middle
Word Origin for mid
- a poetic word for amid
- indicating a middle part, point, time, or positionmidday; mid-April; mid-Victorian
Word Origin for mid-
Old English mid "with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, among," from Proto-Germanic *medjaz (cf. Old Norse miðr, Old Saxon middi, Old Frisian midde, Old High German mitti, Gothic midjis "mid, middle"), from PIE *medhyo- "middle" (see medial (adj.)). Now surviving in English only as a prefix (mid-air, midstream, etc.); as a preposition it often is a shortened form of amid (cf. midshipman).
- minimal infecting dose