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Definitions of middle

  1. equally distant from the extremes
  2. an area that is approximately central within some larger region; " it is in the center of town"; " they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; " they were in the eye of the storm"
  3. being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; " adolescence is an awkward in- between age"; " in a mediate position"; " the middle point on a line"
  4. put in the middle
  5. an intermediate part or section; " A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
  6. time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; " the middle of the war"; " rain during the middle of April"
  7. between an earlier and a later period of time; " in the middle years"; " in his middle thirties"
  8. ( linguistics) of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; " Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; " Middle Gaelic"
  9. of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; " Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; " Middle Gaelic"
  10. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.
  11. Intermediate; intervening.
  12. The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the midst; central portion
  13. the waist.
  14. Equally distant from the extremes; halfway between two given points; mean; medial.
  15. Equally distant from the extremes: intermediate: intervening.
  16. The middle point or part: midst: central portion.
  17. Equally distant from the extremes; intermediate.
  18. The middle point or part.
  19. Equally distant from the extremes; mean; intermediate.
  20. The part equally distant from the extremities; something intermediate.
  21. Equally distant from the extremes; intermediate. Middle Ages, the period which intervened between the fall of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters in the fifteenth century. Middle term, that term in the premises with which those of the conclus; on are successively compared.
  22. The point or part equally distant from the extremities; the midst; centre. Middle- aged, being about the middle of the ordinary age of man. Middle- class, the class between the aristocracy and the labouring class. Middle- deck, the deck below the main deck in three- deckers. Middle- man, an agent between two parties, chiefly connected with the letting of land.
  23. Equally distant from the extremes; intervening.
  24. The point or part equally distant from the extremities; the time which passes, or the events which happen, between the beginning and the end.

Usage examples for middle

  1. No; my middle name. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  2. Were you in the middle room of the tower during the dance?" – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  3. They used to come out into the middle of the room ... – The Twilight of the Souls by Louis Couperus
  4. " There in the middle," and he leaned over her to point. – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  5. Sir Harry stopped in the middle of a laugh, as Mattie entered, and shook hands with her a little gravely. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  6. But there can be no middle course. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  7. He stood in the middle of the room. – The Crisis, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 6, 2009
  8. It was the middle of the Green Park, and Richard turned and clasped Frank by both shoulders. – The Translation of a Savage, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  9. " Because it was the middle of summer when Sir Horace Fewbanks was murdered. – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  10. Hope looked, exclaimed in surprise, and the next moment she and the strange girl had risen and walked forward to meet each other in the middle of the hall. – The Daughters of a Genius by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  11. Well, if he did at first, he didn't in the middle, any way. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  12. Three men sat on the seat, the middle one being Manston. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  13. And a little sound goes a long way in the middle of the night when you're thinking of 'ghostesses. – Carnacki, The Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson
  14. Do you generally get up in the middle of the night?" – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  15. It was in the middle of the night. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  16. The Snow Queen sat in the very middle of it when she sat at home. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  17. They all three went together, Grace in the middle. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
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