middle name
noun Date: 1835 1. a name between one's first name and surname 2. a term that is particularly apt to denote a person's qualities or affinities <
patience is her middle name
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  • middle name — n 1.) the name that is between your first name and your family name 2.) sth is sb s middle name informal used to say that someone has a personal quality very strongly ▪ Don t worry discretion is my middle name …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle name — noun count a second name that some people have between their first name and their family name someone s middle name OFTEN HUMOROUS used for talking about a quality that is very noticeable in someone: Discretion is my middle name …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Middle name — People s names in several cultures include one or more additional names placed between the first given name and the surname.[1][2] In Canada and the United States all such names are specifically referred to as middle name(s); in most European… …   Wikipedia

  • middle name — noun a name between your first name and your surname • Hypernyms: ↑name * * * noun, pl ⋯ names 1 [count] : a name between a person s first name and family name President John F. Kennedy s middle name was “Fitzgerald.” 2 [singular] informal : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle name — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms middle name : singular middle name plural middle names a second name that some people have between their first name and their family name • someone s middle name …   English dictionary

  • middle name — noun a) a name between the given name and the family name or surname I go by David but its my middle name; my full name is William David Mason. b) a trait, activity, or action closely associated with or that excell …   Wiktionary

  • middle name — noun (C) 1 the name that is between your first name and your family name 2 sth is sb s middle name informal used to say that someone has a lot of a particular personal quality: Generosity s her middle name …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • middle name — noun 1》 a person s name placed after the first name and before the surname. 2》 a quality for which a person is notable: optimism is my middle name …   English new terms dictionary

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