• Denoting the middle part.
  • Occupying a middle position; middle.
  • 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, such as, .
  • Of marijuana, midgrade.
  • Of mediocre quality.



  • From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd, from Proto-West Germanic *midi, from Proto-Germanic *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos. Cognate with Dutch midden, German Mitte, Icelandic miður, Latin medius. See also middle.
  • From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd ("midst, middle"), from Proto-Germanic *midją, *midjǭ, *midjô < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos ("between, in the middle, middle"). Cognate with German Mitte ("center, middle, midst"), Danish midje ("middle"), Icelandic midja ("middle"). See also median, Latin medianus.
  • From or representing German mit, and/or perhaps German Low German mid. Although Middle English had a native preposition mid with this same meaning ("with"), it had fallen out of use by the end of the 1300s and survived into the modern English period only in the compounds mididone, midwife, and theremid.

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