|1.||Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.|
|n.||1.||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 portion|
|Noun||1.||middle - an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"|
|2.||middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle|
beginning - the first part or section of something; "`It was a dark and stormy night' is a hackneyed beginning for a story"
end - a final part or section; "we have given it at the end of the section since it involves the calculus"; "Start at the beginning and go on until you come to the end"
|3.||middle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"|
|4.||middle - time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"|
commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, start, kickoff, first - the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her"
|Verb||1.||middle - put in the middle|
|Adj.||1.||middle - being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"|
|2.||middle - equally distant from the extremes|
|3.||middle - of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"|
early - of an early stage in the development of a language or literature; "the Early Hebrew alphabetical script is that used mainly from the 11th to the 6th centuries B.C."; "Early Modern English is represented in documents printed from 1476 to 1700"
late - of a later stage in the development of a language or literature; used especially of dead languages; "Late Greek"
|4.||middle - between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"|
early - at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time; "early morning"; "an early warning"; "early diagnosis"; "an early death"; "took early retirement"; "an early spring"; "early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
late - being or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time; "late evening"; "late 18th century"; "a late movie"; "took a late flight"; "had a late breakfast"