Mid Mid (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. {Midmost}.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya. [root]271. Cf. {Amid}, {Middle}, {Midst}, {Mean}, {Mediate}, {Meridian}, {Mizzen}, {Moiety}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean. [1913 Webster]

No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings, Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night. [1913 Webster]

3. (Phon.) 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] ([=a]le), [e^] ([e^]ll), [=o] ([=o]ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10, 11. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • midmost — /ˈmɪdmoʊst/ (say midmohst) adjective 1. being in the very middle; middlemost; middle. 2. at or near its middle point. –adverb 3. in the midmost part; in the midst …   Australian English dictionary

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