• Flop-over hayrake, mid 19th century
    Flop-over hayrake, mid 19th century
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj mid used in combination to denote the middle "midmorning","midsummer","in mid-1958","a mid-June wedding"
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In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting In mid-day the shade of the pines is inviting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.
    • Mid 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."
    • Mid (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, ā (āle), ĕ (ĕll), ō (ōld. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.
    • n Mid Middle. "About the mid of night come to my tent."
    • Mid Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night.
    • prep Mid See Amid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Back in the mid to late 80s, an IBM compatible computer wasn't considered 100% compatible unless it could run Microsoft's Flight Simulator.
    • mid Middle; being the middle part or midst. The monosyllable mid, properly an adjective, is so closely connected with its noun as to assume often the aspect of a prefix; it is therefore often joined to its noun with a hyphen. The real relation, however, is nearly always the normal one of adjective and noun.
    • mid Being between; intermediate; intervening: only in inseparable compounds: as, midrib, midriff, midwicket.
    • n mid Middle; midst.
    • mid With: a preposition formerly in common use, but now entirely superseded by with. It remains only in the compound midwife.
    • n mid A dialectal form of might.
    • n mid A midshipman. Also middy.
    • n mid An abbreviation of middle (voice).
    • mid An abbreviation of amid, used in poetry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the mid-1800s, less than half of the newborn babies lived more than ten years. Today, over 90 percent do.
    • adj Mid mid middle: situated between extremes
    • prep Mid amid
    • n Mid (Shak.) middle
    • adj Mid of or pertaining to noon
    • n Mid the midst, middle
    • n Mid the interior of a country:
    • adj Mid being at midnight: dark as midnight
    • adj Mid being in the middle of the way or distance
    • adv Mid half-way
    • n Mid (pl.) esp. the central parts of England
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  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “In the morning of life, work; in the mid day give council; in the evening, pray.”
  • Ovid
    “Keep a mid course between two extremes.”
  • John Milton
    “But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself is his own dungeon.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. midd,; akin to OS. middi, D. mid,in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. miðr, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya,. √271. Cf. Amid Middle Midst Mean Mediate Meridian Mizzen Moiety


In literature:

Washington, so the man at Pierre said, was not granting deeds for claims in mid-ocean.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
During mid-summer the holes were found closed night and day by clods of earth.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
It was mid-August when the two men reached the Makon country.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
From where they stood looking after him the mids could not make out the character of the ground.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Again, circling round and round, they rise high in mid-air, and then dart off like light to some distant attraction.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
About mid-day Mr. and Mrs. Petulengro came to the dingle to pay the promised visit.
"The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'" by George Borrow
The lieutenant has already risen to his feet, as also the mid.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The old term for mid-channel.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
At mid-day your sunlit compartment is often too warm to be pleasant, when outside it is 10 deg.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
Give reasons for its coming out at these times rather than at mid-day.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education

In poetry:

And ever 'mid the fairy blooms
And murmur of the stream,
We used to hear the pipes of Pan
Call softly through our dream.
"I Used To Wear A Gown Of Green" by Katherine Hale
Some sweet morn the day will break,
Nevermore to sink in night.
Some sweet morn we shall awake,
Mid the everlasting light.
"Some Sweet Morn" by Albert Benjamin Simpson
And lords to meet the pilgrim came,
And vassals bent the knee;
For all 'mid Scotland's chiefs of fame,
Was none more famed than he.
"The Gray Brother" by Sir Walter Scott
Now 'mid these scenes the drearest
I dream of her, the dearest,--
Whose eyes outshine the Southern stars,
So far, and yet the nearest.
"Lese-Amour" by John Hay
Yet soon I hope, at dead of night,
To meet where all is strange beside,
And mid the train’s resounding flight
To have thee by my side.
"To My Wife" by James Clerk Maxwell
Ah, the mother wants her baby--
That she watched from the window wide,
When 'mid butterflies and blossoms
She played in the meadow's pride!
"Mother And Child" by Apollon Nikolayevich Maykov

In news:

Welcome, Travelers, to the William Larsha Sr. Lane on the Black Information Highway and The Mid-South Tribune ONLINE Welcome, Travelers, to the 21st Century Underground Railroad.
That's one of many facts that young visitors can learn at The Delicious Dining exhibit on display at Memphis Botanic Garden through mid-October 2011.
According to the US government, the recession officially ended in mid-2009, but don't tell that to many small business owners and Long Islanders.
She posted the spectacular photo in our US and Canada Gallery in mid-July 2011.
University of Chicago presents mid-career landmarks by the creator of the epic Eniaios cycle.
As we reach mid-June, there is some super fishing going on, but it is also time to finalize your hunting spots.
The Vancouver Sun bought the building in 1937 and published there until the mid 1960s.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of William Jr and Debra Brunette of Rock, and a 2006 graduate of Mid Peninsula High School.
Long the biggest mid-size SUV on the market, the Durango returns in 2004 as a second-generation model that's longer, taller and wider than its predecessor.
In the mid-1990's America went through a dry spell of stadium concerts.
Host Campbellsville University broke open a one point game over the final six minutes to post a 73-59 win over UVa-Wise in Mid-South action on Saturday.
After a slow July, the Mid-East Building Department is seeing an increase in revenue.
Trail King introduced the new trailer March 25-27 during the 2010 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky.
Colors magazine, Benetton's once-provocative, stylized editorial companion to its often provocative, stylized advertising, has been searching for years to recapture the buzz it had in the mid-1990's.
Fast-forward to mid-2012, and store BK news is almost nonexistent.

In science:

The data presented in this paper were taken in the first week of October, approximately two weeks after the end of the mid-September outburst, and are thus during quiescence.
A TiO study of the dwarf nova IP Pegasi
Gel’fand and Dikii in mid seventies (see [X5] for the detailed proof ). (4) A notion of “associative conformal algebra” was introduced in [K2].
Simple Conformal Algebras Generated by Jordan Algebras
However, the most reliable information is provided by mid- and far-IR spectroscopy by space observatories.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
CIRB flux can then be obtained from direct integration of the observed mid-IR counts (the two datapoints at 15 and 7 µm in Fig.3).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
This galaxy has also been detected at radio and mid-infrared wavelengths (Richards et al. 1998; Aussel et al. 1999).
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N