follow Dictionary.com

Is Tuesday named for a one-handed god?

midlife

[n. mid-lahyf; adj. mid-lahyf] /n. ˈmɪdˈlaɪf; adj. ˈmɪdˌlaɪf/
noun
adjective
Also, mid-life.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; mid- + life
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for midlife
  • She also discussed her midlife career change and the importance of reviving this lost art.
  • Late-life medical problems tend to happen to the poor during midlife.
  • For me this started out as the midlife fulfillment of a fantasy.
  • Every novel was about a forty-two-year-old professor having an affair with a student and going through a midlife crisis.
  • In your midlife years send the kids to the community college and use the savings to pay down your mortgage.
  • However, that screen is targeted toward a younger population and designed to identify the highest-risk individuals in midlife.
  • Eating disorders are surprisingly common at midlife.
  • With a six-figure income in sales, she wanted to sock away money to be secure in midlife.
Word Origin and History for midlife
n.

also mid-life, 1837, from mid + life. Midlife crisis attested from 1965.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
midlife in Medicine

midlife mid·life (mĭd'līf')
n.
See middle age. adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of middle age.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for midlife

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for midlife

13
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with midlife

Nearby words for midlife