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Noun: middle  mi-dul
  1. An area that is approximately central within some larger region
    "it is in the middle of town";
    - center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], heart [Brit], eye
  2. An intermediate part or section
    "a whole is that which has a beginning, middle, and end"
  3. The middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
    "young American women believe that a bare middle is fashionable";
    - midriff, midsection
  4. The point between the beginning and the end of a temporal period or process
    "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
Adjective: middle  mi-dul
  1. (linguistics) of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages
    "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"
  2. Between an earlier and a later period of time
    "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"
  3. Being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
    "the middle point on a line";
    - in-between, mediate
  4. Equally distant from the extremes
    - center [US], halfway, midway, centre [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: middle  mi-dul
  1. Put in the middle

Derived forms: middling, middles, middled

See also: central, intermediate, intervening, mid, timing

Type of: area, country, division, lay, part, place, point, point in time, pose, position, put, region, section, set

Antonym: beginning, early, end, late, outset

Part of: body, torso, trunk

Encyclopedia: Middle, New Jersey