adj 1: being in the exact middle [syn: middlemost, midmost] adv 1: the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?" [syn: midmost, in the midst]
Mid Mid (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya. [root]271. Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.] 1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean. No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings, Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings. --Pope. 2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night. 3. (Phon.) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain vowel sounds; as, [=a] ([=a]le), [e^] ([e^]ll), [=o] ([=o]ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10, 11. Note: Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form, denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as, mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc. Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.