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mid·den

 (mĭd′n)
n.
1. A dunghill or refuse heap.
2. Archaeology A mound or deposit containing shells, animal bones, and other refuse that indicates the site of a human settlement. Also called kitchen midden.

[Middle English midding, of Scandinavian origin.]

midden

(ˈmɪdən)
n
1.
a. archaic or dialect a dunghill or pile of refuse
b. dialect a dustbin
c. Northern English dialect an earth closet
2. (Archaeology) See kitchen midden
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Danish mödding from mög muck + dynge pile]

mid•den

(ˈmɪd n)

n.
1. a dunghill or refuse heap.
[1300–50; Middle English midding < Old Norse, =myk manure + dyngja pile]

midden

- Traces back to Scandinavian forms mog, "muck," and dynge, "heap," and first meant "dunghill" before it denoted a prehistoric or historic refuse heap.
See also related terms for heap.

Midden

 an accumulation of refuse, especially from a prehistoric kitchen fire; a dunghill, manure heap, 1375.
Example: midden of ashes, 1667.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midden - (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlementmidden - (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
dumpsite, garbage dump, rubbish dump, trash dump, wasteyard, waste-yard, dump - a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
2.midden - a heap of dung or refuse
cumulation, heap, pile, agglomerate, cumulus, mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other
Translations
lantakasatunkio

midden

[ˈmɪdn] Nmuladar m

midden

n (Archeol) → Muschelhaufen m; (dial) (= dustbin)Mülleimer m; (= rubbish dump)Müll m
References in classic literature ?
At last the fat man seemed to weary of it, for he set to work quietly upon his meal, while his opponent, as proud as the rooster who is left unchallenged upon the midden, crowed away in a last long burst of quotation and deduction.
The wooden dining-room stuck out over the mud of the shore like a lacustrine dwelling; the planks of the floor seemed rotten; a decrepit old waiter tottered pathetically to and fro before an antediluvian and worm-eaten sideboard; the chipped plates might have been disinterred from some kitchen midden near an inhab ited lake; and the chops recalled times more ancient still.
But the work is stimulating more midden research in this country so that we are gaining additional insights into how arid-zone communities have changed.
Just about any place you put a shove in the ground, you dig into a midden,'' Wood said.
The idea was to show that the ants would place anything in the midden if it had the smell of oleic acid--even living fellow ants.
Without a midden in its territory, it is virtually impossible for a red squirrel to survive the winter (Kemp and Keith 1970, Larsen and Boutin 1994).
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Both Tynemouth RNLI lifeboats were launched on Sunday afternoon after a concerned member of the public rang the coastguard to report a surfer getting into trouble off the notorious Black Midden rocks, at Tynemouth.
Environmental crime prosecutor Shona McJannett told the court that bedding straw, dung and stomach contents of slaughtered animals were stored in a midden at the abattoir before being spread on local farmland.
Canon also made light work of their opponents beating Hillfoot Hey 9-1 as Midden dispatched De La Salle OB 4-1 and Parr and Hymas gave Old Xaverians a 2-1 result at Halewood Town.