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a·mid

 (ə-mĭd′) also a·midst (ə-mĭdst′)
prep.
Surrounded by; in the middle of.

[Middle English : a-, in; see a-2 + mid, middle (from Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots).]

amid

(əˈmɪd) or

amidst

prep
in the middle of; among
[Old English on middan in the middle; see mid1]

a•mid

(əˈmɪd)

also amidst



prep.
1. in the middle of; surrounded by; among.
2. in or throughout the course of; during.
[before 1000; Middle English amidde, Old English amiddan, for on middan in (the) middle. See a-1, mid1]
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amid

amidst
preposition
1. during, among, at a time of, in an atmosphere of He cancelled a foreign trip amid growing concerns of a domestic crisis.
2. in the middle of, among, surrounded by, amongst, in the midst of, in the thick of a tiny bungalow amid clusters of trees
Translations
meziuprostředv
blandtmidt i
á meîal, innan um
tarp
starpvidū
medziuprostred
arasındaortasında

amid

[əˈmɪd] PREPen medio de, entre

amid

[əˈmɪd] prep
(= during) [+ noise, shouting] → au milieu de, parmi
BUT La Grande-Bretagne et les Etats-Unis étaient en alerte maximale hier soir dans un climat de peur d'une attaque terroriste de représailles.
(= surrounded by) [+ trees, fields, rocks, rubble] → au milieu de

amid(st)

prepinmitten (+gen)

amid

[əˈmɪd] amidst [əˈmɪdst] prep (frm, liter) → in mezzo a, fra, tra

amid,

amidst

(əˈmid(st)) preposition
in the middle of; among. Amid all the confusion, the real point of the meeting was lost; amidst the shadows.
References in classic literature ?
Waldron, the famous popular lecturer, rose amid a general murmur of applause.
Amid the turmoil and tumult of battle, there may be seeming disorder and yet no real disorder at all; amid confusion and chaos, your array may be without head or tail, yet it will be proof against defeat.
Just facing it, on the crest of the opposite hill, the village of Schon Grabern could be seen, and in three places to left and right the French troops amid the smoke of their campfires, the greater part of whom were evidently in the village itself and behind the hill.
And from there his eager, wandering priests carried the story far and wide, northward to the fortress of the Pictish kings, and southward to the wild Saxons who dwelt amid the hills and uplands of Northumbria.
Little Annie, tell me why you weep," said a low voice in her ear; and, looking up, the child beheld a little figure standing on a vine-leaf at her side; a lovely face smiled on her, from amid bright locks of hair, and shining wings were folded on a white and glittering robe, that fluttered in the wind.
Then up rose from the hill in the rugged Cantabrian valley a sound such as had not been heard in those parts before, nor was again, until the streams which rippled amid the rocks had been frozen by over four hundred winters and thawed by as many returning springs.
amid the earnest woes That crowd around my earthly path --(Drear path, alas
A cock was once strutting up and down the farmyard among the hens when suddenly he espied something shinning amid the straw.
It suffers teetotal picnic-parties to encamp amid its savage hollows, and it humbly allows itself to be painted by the worst artists.
In the latter case their government is weaker and more insecure, because it rests entirely on the goodwill of those citizens who are raised to the magistracy, and who, especially in troubled times, can destroy the government with great ease, either by intrigue or open defiance; and the prince has not the chance amid tumults to exercise absolute authority, because the citizens and subjects, accustomed to receive orders from magistrates, are not of a mind to obey him amid these confusions, and there will always be in doubtful times a scarcity of men whom he can trust.
He, on his side, perceived nothing that was going on in the hall; he wagged his head with the unconcern of a Neapolitan, repeating from time to time, amid the clamor, as from a mechanical habit, "Charity, please
In the busy street, in the crowded room, in the grind of work, in the whirl of pleasure, amid the many or amid the few--wherever men congregate together, wherever the music of human speech is heard and human thought is flashed from human eyes, there, shunned and solitary, the shy man, like a leper, stands apart.