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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)

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.

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_."