Word:

Middle

Mid´dle   Pronunciation: mĭd´d'l
a.1.
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.
2.Intermediate; intervening.
Will, seeking good, finds many middle ends.
- Sir J. Davies.
Middle Ages
the period of time intervening between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters. Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.
Middle class
in England, people who have an intermediate position between the aristocracy and the artisan class. It includes professional men, bankers, merchants, and small landed proprietors
The middle-class electorate of Great Britain.
- M. Arnold.
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
In this, as in most questions of state, there is a middle.
- Burke.
Noun1.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"
Synonyms: center, centre, eye, heart
2.middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
Antonyms:
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.Middlemiddle - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
Synonyms: midriff, midsection
4.middle - time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
Antonyms:
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"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
Verb1.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"
Synonyms: in-between, mediate
2.middle - equally distant from the extremes
Synonyms: center, halfway, midway
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"
Antonyms:
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"
Antonyms:
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"
active, active voice, amidships, arbitrational, arbitrative, average, axial, axis, balance, bisect, center of action, center of gravity, center on, center round, centermost, centralize, centralized, centric, centroid, centroidal, centrosymmetric, centrum, coming between, concentrated, core, dead center, double, epicenter, equatorial, equidistant, fold, generality, geocentric, going between, golden mean, halfway, happy medium, heart, hub, intercessional, intercessory, intercurrent, interior, interjacent, interlocutory, intermedial, intermediary, intermediatory, intervenient, intervening, interventional, juste-milieu, kernel, key, marrow, mean, medial, mediating, mediative, mediatorial, mediatory, medio-passive, mediocre, mediocrity, mediterranean, medium, medulla, mesial, mesne, metacenter, mezzo, mid, middle course, middle ground, middle point, middle position, middle state, middle voice, middle-of-the-road, middlemost, middling, midland, midmost, midriff, midships, midway, nave, navel, norm, normal, nub, nuclear, omphalic, omphalos, pacificatory, par, passive, passive voice, pith, pivot, pivotal, reflexive, rule, run, stomach, storm center, umbilical, umbilicus, via media, voice, waist
Browse
mid-twenties
mid-water
Mida
midafternoon
midair
Midas
Midas touch
Midas's ear
Midas-WWW
midazolam
Midbrain
Midday
Midden
Midden crow
Middest
Midding
-- Middle --
middle age
Middle Ages
middle Atlantic
middle buster
middle C
middle cerebral artery
middle cerebral vein
middle class
middle distance
middle ear
Middle East
Middle Eastern
Middle English
middle finger
Middle Greek
middle ground
Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home