from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The middle position or part; the center: in the midst of the desert.
- n. A position of proximity to others: a stranger in our midst.
- n. The condition of being surrounded or beset by something: in the midst of all of our problems.
- n. A period of time approximately in the middle of a continuing condition or act: in the midst of the war.
- prep. Among; amid.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place (literal or metaphoric) in the middle of something.
- prep. among, in the middle of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used chiefly in the objective case after in.
- n. Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or beset; the press; the burden
- prep. In the midst of; amidst.
- adv. In the middle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The middle; an interior or central part, point, or position.
- n. Synonyms Amidst, In the midst of, etc. (see among); Center, etc. See middle.
- In the middle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the location of something surrounded by other things
Middle English middes, middest : alteration of Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)