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mid1

[mid] /mɪd/
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
900
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

mid2

[mid] /mɪd/
preposition
1.
amid.
Also, 'mid.

mid3

[mid] /mɪd/
noun, Informal.
1.
a midshipman.
Origin
by shortening

mid-

1.
a combining form representing mid1, in compound words:
midday; mid-Victorian.
Origin
Middle English, Old English; see mid1

Mid.

mid.

1.

M.I.D.

1.
Master of Industrial Design.
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  • In the early to mid nineties a clear gabber fashion took form.
  • The mid shore is dominated by barnacles, limpets and some fucus.
British Dictionary definitions for mid

mid1

/mɪd/
adjective
1.
(phonetics) of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation lies approximately halfway between high and low, such as e in English bet
noun
2.
an archaic word for middle
Word Origin
C12 midre (inflected form of midd, unattested); related to Old Norse mithr, Gothic midjis

mid2

/mɪd/
preposition
1.
a poetic word for amid

mid-

combining form
1.
indicating a middle part, point, time, or position: midday, mid-April, mid-Victorian
Word Origin
Old English; see middle, mid1

mid.

abbreviation
1.
middle

Mid.

abbreviation
1.
Midshipman
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Word Origin and History for mid
prep., adj.

Old English mid "with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, among," from Proto-Germanic *medjaz (cf. Old Norse miðr, Old Saxon middi, Old Frisian midde, Old High German mitti, Gothic midjis "mid, middle"), from PIE *medhyo- "middle" (see medial (adj.)). Now surviving in English only as a prefix (mid-air, midstream, etc.); as a preposition it often is a shortened form of amid (cf. midshipman).

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mid in Medicine

MID abbr.
minimal infecting dose

mid- pref.
Middle: midbrain.

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Related Abbreviations for mid

MID

  1. message identifier
  2. Military Intelligence Division
  3. minimal infecting dose

mid.

middle
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