Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In the midst or center of; among; surrounded by; in the course or progress of. See amid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • preposition In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.

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  • preposition In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English amiddes : amidde; see amid + -es, adverbial suffix; see –s.]

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Middle English amidde, amiddes, on midden, from Old English on middan ‘in the middle’, from midd ‘central’. The -s is an adverbial ending, originally marking the genitive; the t is a later addition, as in whilst, amongst, alongst. See mid.

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  • I think you meant to say amid.

    December 24, 2006

  • No we didn't!

    October 1, 2007