mid

1 [mid]
adjective
1.
being at or near the middle point of: in mid autumn.
2.
being or occupying a middle place or position: in the mid nineties of the last century.
3.
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 ), low ( def 30 ).
noun
4.
Archaic. the middle.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English, Old English midd- (both an adj. and the initial element of a compound; modern spellings such as mid autumn are probably a reanalysis of mid- as an adj.); cognate with Old High German mitti, Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis, Old Irish mide, Latin medius, Greek mésos, Sanskrit madhya middle, OCS mežda limit, border

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mid

2 [mid]
preposition
Also, 'mid.

mid

3 [mid]
noun Informal.
a midshipman.

Origin:
by shortening

mid-

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

Origin:
Middle English, Old English; see mid1

Mid.

mid.

M.I.D.

Master of Industrial Design.
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mid1 (mɪd)
 
adj
1.  phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation lies approximately halfway between high and low, such as e in English bet
 
n
2.  an archaic word for middle
 
[C12 midre (inflected form of midd, unattested); related to Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis]

mid or 'mid2 (mɪd)
 
prep
a poetic word for amid
 
'mid or 'mid2
 
prep

mid.
 
abbreviation for
middle

Mid.
 
abbreviation for
Midshipman

mid-
 
combining form
indicating a middle part, point, time, or position: midday; mid-April; mid-Victorian
 
[Old English; see middle, mid1]

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Word Origin & History

mid
O.E. mid, from P.Gmc. *medjaz (cf. O.N. miðr, O.S. middi, O.Fris. midde, O.H.G. mitti, Goth. midjis), from PIE *medhyo- (cf. Skt. madhyah, Gk. mesos, L. medius "middle;" see medial). Now surviving only as a prefix (midair, midstream, etc.); use as a preposition is often
aphetic use of amid (cf. midshipman).
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Medical Dictionary

MID abbr.
minimal infecting dose

mid- pref.
Middle: midbrain.

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
mid.
middle
MID
  1. message identifier

  2. Military Intelligence Division

  3. minimal infecting dose

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Example sentences for mid
In the early to mid nineties a clear gabber fashion took form.
The mid shore is dominated by barnacles, limpets and some fucus.
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