[ mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer for 2, 3 ]

  1. the middle of the year.

  2. Often midyears. Informal. an examination at the middle of a school year.

  1. 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

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How to use midyear in a sentence

  • Thus time wore on until the beginning of the mid-year vacation drew near apace.

    Fibble, D. D. | Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
  • The worst season for this, however, is the mid-year months when few people visit the island.

    Cuba, Old and New | Albert Gardner Robinson
  • One takes place at the close of the mid-year examinations, to usher in the new term.

    Princeton Stories | Jesse Lynch Williams

British Dictionary definitions for midyear


/ (ˈmɪdˈjɪə) /

    • the middle of the year

    • (as modifier): a midyear examination

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