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mid

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[ mid ]
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adjective
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).
noun
Archaic. the middle.
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Origin of mid

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First recorded before 900; Middle English, Old English midd- (both an adjective and the initial element of a compound; modern spellings such as mid autumn are probably a reanalysis of the combining form mid- as an adjective); cognate with Old High German mitti, Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis, Old Irish mide, Latin medius, Greek mésos, méssos, méttos, Sanskrit madhya “middle,” Old Church Slavonic mežda “limit, border”; see also mid-

Other definitions for mid (2 of 7)

mid2

or 'mid

[ mid ]
/ mɪd /

preposition

Other definitions for mid (3 of 7)

mid3
[ mid ]
/ mɪd /

noun Informal.
a midshipman.

Origin of mid

3
By shortening

Other definitions for mid (4 of 7)

mid-

a combining form representing mid1 in compound words: midday; mid-Victorian.

Origin of mid-

Middle English, Old English; see mid1

Other definitions for mid (5 of 7)

mid.

abbreviation
middle.

Other definitions for mid (6 of 7)

Mid.

abbreviation
Midshipman.

Other definitions for mid (7 of 7)

M.I.D.

abbreviation
Master of Industrial Design.
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British Dictionary definitions for mid (1 of 5)

mid1
/ (mɪd) /

adjective
phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation lies approximately halfway between high and low, such as e in English bet
noun
an archaic word for middle

Word Origin for mid

C12 midre (inflected form of midd, unattested); related to Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis

British Dictionary definitions for mid (2 of 5)

mid2

'mid

/ (mɪd) /

preposition
a poetic word for amid

British Dictionary definitions for mid (3 of 5)

mid-

combining form
indicating a middle part, point, time, or positionmidday; mid-April; mid-Victorian

Word Origin for mid-

Old English; see middle, mid 1

British Dictionary definitions for mid (4 of 5)

mid.

abbreviation for
middle

British Dictionary definitions for mid (5 of 5)

Mid.

abbreviation for
Midshipman
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Medical definitions for mid (1 of 2)

MID

abbr.
minimal infecting dose

Medical definitions for mid (2 of 2)

mid-

pref.
Middle:midbrain.
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