Definitions

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

  • adj. Midmost.

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  • adj. Nearest to the exact middle; midmost

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being in the middle, or nearest the middle; midmost.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Being in the middle, or nearest the middle; midmost.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being in the exact middle

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Examples

  • 6 For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts: therefore the building was straitened more than the lowest and the middlemost from the ground.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Forty years before the Temple was destroyed, the western candle "(that is, the middlemost in the holy candlestick)" was put out.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • King Henry the Eighth's shilling, when our late sovereign lord of blessed memory was toward the lustiest; and the other, that is to say the middlemost, did resemble in some sort, a mushroom, not over fresh, turned upward on its stalk.

    Citation and Examination of William Shakspeare, Euseby Treen, Joseph Carnaby, and Silas Gough, Clerk

  • The middle of the middlemost one - central Illinois - is where I come from.

    Sandra Steingraber: Escape from the Heartland - Atrazine, Susan G. Komen, and KFC

  • I say we cut out the first two letters and the middlemost letter as well!

    Lieberman Calls Dems The "Democrat Party"

  • On every mattress they had disposed a rug of skin fit for a King and edged with a fringe of gold; and a-middlemost the shop stood a third seat still richer, even as the place required.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Then he addressed himself to seeking a place wherein he might safely bestow himself and his horse and where none should descry him, and presently behold, he espied a-middlemost of the city a palace rising high in upper air surrounded by a great wall with lofty crenelles and battlements, guarded by forty black slaves, clad in complete mail and armed with spears and swords, bows and arrows.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The youth was dazed and knew not whither he should wend, but after a few days as he sat pondering his case, he caught sight of the sails of a ship in the middlemost of the main, as it were a star in the sky; and his heart clave to it, so haply his deliverance might be therein.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • For this island whereon ye stand is no true island, but a great fish stationary a-middlemost of the sea, whereon the sand hath settled and trees have sprung up of old time, so that it is become like unto an island; 8 but, when ye lighted fires on it, it felt the heat and moved; and in a moment it will sink with you into the sea and ye will all be drowned.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She took out of a red bag a something red, which she planted a-middlemost the chamber, and it became a stream, running like the sea; after which she took a handful of barley and strewing it on the ground, watered it with water from the river; whereupon it became wheat in the ear, and she gathered it and ground it into flour.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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