the position of anything surrounded by other things or parts, or occurring in the middle of a period of time, course of action, etc. (usually preceded by the ): a familiar face in the midst of the crowd; in the midst of the performance.
the middle point, part, or stage (usually preceded by the ): We arrived in the midst of a storm.
in our/your/their midst, in the midst of or among us (you, them): To think there was a spy in our midst!
Origin: 1350–1400;Middle English, equivalent to middes (aphetic variant of amiddesamidst) + excrescent -t