Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • prep. Surrounded by; in the middle of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • prep. Surrounded by; in the middle of; in the center of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prep. See amidst.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the middle; in the midst.
  • In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; mingled with; among. See amidst.
  • Synonyms Amid, Among, etc. See among.
  • Combining forms of amide (which see).

Etymologies

Middle English : a-, in; see a-2 + mid, middle (from Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a- +‎ mid. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Juergen Stark is resigning before the end of his term amid talk that he is unhappy with the way the eurozone is handling its banking crisis.

  • One of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives says he will not run for another term amid claims he called a gay sex phone line.

    CNN Transcript Aug 31, 2004

  • He moved to Sunderland in summer 2008 but left Wearside six months later without a single goal to his name amid rumours of a dressing room bust up with team-mate Anton Ferdinand.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • But strategists said volatility could remain the watchword amid nagging fears over the health of the U.S. and global economy, as well as worries over Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

  • But strategists said volatility could remain the watchword amid nagging fears over the health of the U.S. and global economies, as well as worries over Europe's sovereign-debt crisis.

  • Paul Hanagan was a man simply unable to take his hands off the steering wheel and give up the pursuit of the jockeys' championship, until he claimed the title amid joyous scenes at

    The Guardian World News

  • Politico, "some Republicans are privately urging Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) to step down at the end of his term amid growing concerns that he can't win reelection in 2010."

    RedState

  • Fernandez, 56, began her term amid scandal after customs police stopped a man at a Buenos Aires airport carrying $800,000 in cash he said was a campaign contribution from Venezuelan President

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  • A senior Secret Service official said a "top-to-bottom" review of the agency's protective department was ordered shortly after Obama began his term amid the highest threat level for any recent president.

    Right Wing News

  • But he and other leaders in Raleigh for now are more optimistic than they were eight years ago, when Easley's began his term amid a recession.

    GoTriad Archives

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