mid

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See also: mid- and MID

English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English mid (with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, into the presence of, through, by means of, by, among, in, at (time), in the sight of, opinion of, preposition), from Proto-Germanic *midi (with), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (with). Cognate with North Frisian mits (with), Dutch met (with), Low German mid (with), German mit (with), Danish med (with), Icelandic með (with), Ancient Greek μετά (metá, among, between, with), Albanian me (with, together), Sanskrit स्मत् (smat, together, at the same time).

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. (obsolete) With.
  2. Amid.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (mid, middle, midway), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (mid, middle, adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between, in the middle, middle). Cognate with Dutch mits (provided that), German mitte (center, middle, mean), Icelandic miðr (middle, adjective), Latin medius (middle, medium). See also middle.

Adjective[edit]

mid (not comparable)

  1. Denoting the middle part.
    mid ocean
  2. Occupying a middle position; middle.
    mid finger
    mid hour of night
  3. (linguistics) 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), / (/ll), / (/ld).
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (midst, middle, noun), from Proto-Germanic *midją, *midjǭ, *midjô (middle, center) < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- (between, in the middle, middle), *medʰyo-. Cognate with German Mitte (center, middle, midst), Danish midje (middle), Icelandic midja (middle). See also median, Latin medianus.

Noun[edit]

mid (plural mids)

  1. (archaic) middle
    • Shakespeare
      About the mid of night come to my tent.

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German Low German[edit]

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  • (in some dialects) mit
  • (Low Prussian) möt

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon mid, from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), German mit (“with”). For more, see English mid.

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Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. (in some dialects) with

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Rafsi[edit]

mid

  1. rafsi of minde.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Carried over from Old English mid.

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mid

  1. with

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Akin to Old Saxon mid, Old High German mit, Old Norse með.

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. with

Old Saxon[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *midi.

Preposition[edit]

mid

  1. with

Adverb[edit]

mid

  1. with, together, along