Middle

  • 1 Middle — Mid dle (m[i^]d d l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See {Mid}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Middle — may refer to: Contents 1 History 2 Geography 2.1 Geography in fiction …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 middle — [mid′ l] adj. [ME middel < OE < midd ,MID1 + el, LE] 1. halfway between two given points, times, limits, etc.; also, equally distant from all sides or extremities; in the center; mean 2. in between; intermediate; intervening 3. Gram. a …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Middle — Mid dle, n. [AS. middel. See {Middle}, a.] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 middle — [adj] central average, between, betwixt and between*, center, centermost, equidistant, halfway, inner, inside, intermediate, intervening, mainstream, mean, medial, median, medium, mezzo*, middlemost, middle of the road*, midmost, smack in the… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 middle C — n [U] the musical note C, which is the middle note on a piano …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 middle C — ► NOUN Music ▪ the C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first ledger line below the treble stave or the first ledger line above the bass stave …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 middle — ► ADJECTIVE 1) at an equal distance from the extremities of something; central. 2) intermediate in rank, quality, or ability. ► NOUN 1) a middle point or position. 2) informal a person s waist and stomach …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 middle — I adjective average, axial, centermost, central, centric, centroidal, equidistant, halfway, interjacent, intermediary, intermediate, mean, medial, median, mediate, mediocre, medium, mid, midmost, midway, pivotal II noun average, axis, center,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 10 middle — n *center, midst, core, hub, focus, nucleus, heart …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 middle C — n. 1. the musical note on the first ledger line below the treble staff and the first above the bass staff 2. the corresponding tone or key …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 middle — mid|dle1 W2S1 [ˈmıdl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(centre part)¦ 2¦(time/event)¦ 3¦(scale/range)¦ 4¦(body)¦ 5 be in the middle of (doing) something 6 in the middle of something 7 in the middle of nowhere 8 divide/split something down the middle ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 middle — mid|dle1 [ mıdl ] noun *** 1. ) the middle singular the part of something that is farthest from the sides, edges, or ends: CENTER: in the middle (of something): There was a cat sitting in the middle of the road. in the middle: The cake was still… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 middle */*/*/ — I UK [ˈmɪd(ə)l] / US noun Word forms middle : singular middle plural middles 1) a) the middle the part of something that is furthest from the sides, edges, or ends middle of, in the middle (of something): There was a large cat sitting in the… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 middle — adj., n., & v. attrib.adj. 1 at an equal distance from the extremities of a thing. 2 (of a member of a group) so placed as to have the same number of members on each side. 3 intermediate in rank, quality, etc. 4 average (of middle height). 5 (of… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 middle — [[t]mɪ̱d(ə)l[/t]] ♦ middles 1) N COUNT: usu the N in sing, oft N of n The middle of something is the part of it that is furthest from its edges, ends, or outside surface. the middle of nowhere → see nowhere Howard stood in the middle of the room… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 middle — 1 / mIdl/ noun 1 the middle a) the part that is furthest from the sides, edges, or ends: a seat in the middle of the front row | Here s a photo of us on holiday that s me in the middle. | right in the middle/right down the middle etc: The other… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 middle — /mid l/, adj., n., v., middled, middling. adj. 1. equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio. 2. intermediate or intervening: the middle distance. 3. medium or average: a… …

    Universalium

  • 19 middle*/*/*/ — [ˈmɪd(ə)l] noun I 1) the middle [singular] the part of something that is furthest from the sides, edges, or ends Syn: centre a sheet with a blue stripe down the middle[/ex] There was a large cat sitting in the middle of the road.[/ex] 2) the… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 middle — /ˈmɪdl / (say midl) adjective 1. equally distant from extremes or limits: the middle point of a line. 2. intervening or intermediate: the middle distance. 3. medium: a man of middle size. 4. (upper case) (in the history of a language)… …

    Australian English dictionary


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