Mid, n. Middle. [Obs.]
About the mid of night come to my tent. --Shak.
Mid, prep. See Amid.
Mid a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.]
1. Denoting the middle part; as, in mid ocean.
No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings. --Pope.
2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as, the mid finger; the mid hour of night.
3. Phon. Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; -- said of certain vowel sounds; as, ā (āle), ĕ (ĕll), ō (ōld). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.
Note: ☞ Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form, denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as, mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday, midland, etc. Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a circle inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.
adj : used in combination to denote the middle; "midmorning";
"midsummer"; "in mid-1958"; "a mid-June wedding" [syn: