Meaning of MIDDLE in English

MIDDLE

■ adjective

1》 at an equal distance from the extremities of something; central.

↘(of a member of a group or series) placed so as to have the same number of members on each side: he was in his ~ forties.

↘intermediate in rank, quality, or ability.

2》 Grammar denoting a voice of verbs in some languages, such as Greek, which expresses reciprocal or reflexive action.

■ noun

1》 a ~ point or position.

2》 informal a person's waist and stomach.

3》 Grammar a ~ form or voice of a verb.

■ verb (in cricket, tennis, etc.) strike (the ball) with the ~ of the bat, racket, or club.

Phrases

in the ~ of in the process of.

Origin

OE middel , of W. Gmc origin; related to mid 1 .

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