midstream

[ mid-streem ]
/ ˈmɪdˈstrim /
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noun

the middle of a stream.
the middle period of a process, course, or the like.

Nearby words

  1. midship,
  2. midshipman,
  3. midships,
  4. midsole,
  5. midst,
  6. midsummer,
  7. midsummer day,
  8. midsummer eve,
  9. midsummer madness,
  10. midsummer night's dream, a

Origin of midstream

First recorded in 1275–1325, midstream is from the Middle English word myddstreme. See mid-, stream

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British Dictionary definitions for midstream

midstream

/ (ˈmɪdˌstriːm) /

noun

the middle of a stream or river
the middle of a process or actionthey tried to change the rules in midstream

adverb, adjective

in or towards the middle of a stream or rivermoored midstream
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Word Origin and History for midstream

midstream

n.

also mid-stream, Old English midstream; see mid + stream (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with midstream

midstream

see change horses midstream.

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