[mid-yeer, -yeer for 1; mid-yeer 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
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Examples from the Web for mid-year

Historical Examples of mid-year

  • To teachers, the series of meetings is a series of mid-year institutes.

    Chapters in Rural Progress

    Kenyon L. Butterfield

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

    Deering of Deal

    Latta Griswold

  • I've got quite a lot of cramming to do for the mid-year examinations.

    Peggy Raymond's Way

    Harriet Lummis Smith

  • I plied them with testimonials and mid-year and final marks.


    W. E. B. Du Bois

  • There would be alumni banquets at mid-year and Commencement, with glad class reunions each year.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

British Dictionary definitions for mid-year



  1. the middle of the year
  2. (as modifier)a midyear examination
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