Mid (?), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mir, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. , Skr. madhya. . Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.]


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.


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 (ale), &ecr; (&ecr;ll), &omac; (&omac;ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.

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.


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Mid, n.



About the mid of night come to my tent. Shak.


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Mid, prep.

See Amid.


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