from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The area between the foreground and background in a painting, drawing, or photograph. Also called middle ground.
- n. Sports A division of competition in racing with events usually ranging from 400 meters to 1,500 meters or from 440 yards to 1 mile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Middle-ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of a scene between the foreground and the background
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In the middle distance was a cluster of wretched, flat-roofed hovels.
There were random scars of tire tracks and a tarmac road that ended in the middle distance at South-10,000, the control bunker six miles away that would fire the bomb.
The middle distance was cumbered with bodies, but the rest surged on, breaking against and over the barricade like an ocean wave.
In the middle distance ahead of her she could see the summits of Bulbarrow and of Nettlecombe Tout, and they seemed friendly.
She brought her eyes back again from the hazy middle distance to the near, clear presence of Clem's sister, who had planted her back firmly against one of the rowans and begun to knit.
In the majority of instances, however, the middle distance and foreground to these is not the scenery of the higher Alps, with its abrupt contrasts, its monotonous vesture of fir or pine forests clothing the mountain sides, and its relatively harsh and cold colouring, but the richer vegetation of the Friulan mountains in their lower slopes, or of the beautiful hills bordering upon the overflowing richness of the Venetian plain.