Compar. wanting; superlative Midmost., (Anglo-Saxon) midd; akin to (Old Saxon) middi, (Dutch) mid (in composition), (Old High German) mitti, (Icelandic) mi, (Gothic) midjis, (Latin) medius, (Greek) madhya. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.
1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean. No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings, Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings. Pope.2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night.3. (Phonetics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), ê (êll), o (old). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.Note: Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form, denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as, mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc. Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.
Middle. (obsolete) About the mid of night come to my tent. (Shakespeare)
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From Old Saxon mid, from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), German mit (“with”). For more, see English mid.
mid (plural mids) (archaic) middle Shakespeare About the mid of night come to my tent.
Adjective mid (not comparable) Denoting the middle part. mid ocean Occupying a middle position; middle. mid finger mid hour of night (linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds; as, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld).
Adverb mid with, together, along
dim IDM MDI
mid (obsolete) With. Amid.
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