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Definition of "middle" []

  • Equally distant from extremes or limits; central: the middle point on a line. (adjective)
  • Being at neither one extreme nor the other; intermediate. (adjective)
  • Intervening between an earlier and a later period of time; being an intermediate part of a sequence or series: the middle years. (adjective)
  • Geology Of or relating to a division of geologic time between an earlier and a later division: the Middle Paleozoic. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages: Middle Swedish. (adjective)
  • Equally distant from the ends or periphery of something; central (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Intermediate in status, situation, etc (adjective)
  • Located between the early and late parts of a series, time sequence, etc (adjective)
  • Not extreme, esp in size; medium (adjective)
  • (esp in Greek and Sanskrit grammar) denoting a voice of verbs expressing reciprocal or reflexive action (adjective)
  • (of a language) intermediate between the earliest and the modern forms (adjective)
  • An area or point equal in distance from the ends or periphery or in time between the early and late parts (noun)
  • An intermediate part or section, such as the waist (noun)
  • The middle voice (noun)
  • The ground between rows of growing plants (noun)
  • A discursive article in a journal, placed between the leading articles and the book reviews (noun)
  • A position on the batting creases in alignment with the middle stumps on which a batsman may take guard (noun)
  • To place in the middle (verb)
  • To fold in two (verb)
  • To return (the ball) from the wing to midfield (verb)
  • To hit (the ball) with the middle of the bat (verb)

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Use "middle" in a sentence
  • "Much easier to control masses of hungry, helpless, ill-heathed poor ppl, than a mob of middle class, gun toting well off middle& upper dollarppl."
  • "The middle of the bell curve doesn't mean the *middle* after all."
  • "NON DISTRIBUTIO MEDII: (Latin) _a non-distribution of the middle, or the undistributed middle_."