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Pronunciation : Mid
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mi, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. madhya. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.]
Definition : 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.)

Defn: 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), ê (êll), o (old). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 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.

[Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mid
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Middle. [Obs.] About the mid of night come to my tent. Shak.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Mid
Part of Speech : prep.
Definition : Defn: See Amid.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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