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

  • prep. Variant of amid.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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


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

Middle English amiddes : amidde; see amid + -es, adverbial suffix; see -s3.

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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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  • No we didn't!

    October 1, 2007

  • I think you meant to say amid.

    December 24, 2006