midst


midst

noun

  1. the position of anything surrounded by other things or parts, or occurring in the middle of a period of time, course of action, etc. (usually preceded by the): a familiar face in the midst of the crowd; in the midst of the performance.
  2. the middle point, part, or stage (usually preceded by the): We arrived in the midst of a storm.

Idioms

  1. in our/your/their midst, in the midst of or among us (you, them): To think there was a spy in our midst!

preposition

  1. amidst.

noun

  1. in the midst of surrounded or enveloped by; at a point during, esp a climactic one
  2. in our midst among us
  3. archaic the centre

preposition

  1. poetic See amid

n.c.1400, from Middle English middes (mid-14c.), from mid + adverbial genitive -s. The parasitic -t is perhaps on model of superlatives (cf. against).

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