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midst

 (mĭdst, mĭtst)
n.
1. The middle position or part; the center: in the midst of the desert.
2. A position of proximity to others: a stranger in our midst.
3. The condition of being surrounded or beset by something: in the midst of all of our problems.
4. A period of time approximately in the middle of a continuing condition or act: in the midst of the war.
prep.
Among; amid.

[Middle English middes, middest : alteration of Old English midde, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots.]

midst

(mɪdst)
n
1. in the midst of surrounded or enveloped by; at a point during, esp a climactic one
2. in our midst among us
3. archaic the centre
[C14: back formation from amiddes amid]

midst

(mɪdst)
prep
poetic See amid

midst1

(mɪdst)

n.
1. the position of anything surrounded by or among other things or parts (usu. prec. by the): in the midst of the crowd.
2. the position of something occurring in the middle of or during a period of time, course of action, etc. (usu. prec. by the): in the midst of the concert.
3. the state of being surrounded by or engaged in (usu. prec. by the): in the midst of work.
4. the middle point or part.
[1350–1400; Middle English, =middes (variant of amiddes amidst) + excrescent -t]

midst2

(mɪdst)

prep.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midst - the location of something surrounded by other thingsmidst - the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
inside, interior - the region that is inside of something

midst

noun middle, centre, heart, interior, thick, depths, core, hub, bosom The organisation realised it had a traitor in its midst.
in the midst of among, during, in the middle of, surrounded by, amidst, in the thick of, enveloped by She arrived in the midst of a blizzard.

midst

noun
1. A point or an area equidistant from all sides of something:
2. The most intensely active central part:
Translations
بَين، في مَرْكِزفي غَمْرَة
uprostřed
midt imidt iblandtmidt under
á meîanmiîja; í miîju
jų aplinkojejūsų aplinkojemūsų aplinkojevienu metu su
vidū, starpvienlaicīgi
arasındaesnasındaortasındasırasında

midst

[mɪdst]
A. N in the midst of (place) → en medio de, a mitad de (LAm)
in the midst of the battle (fig) → en plena batalla
in our midstentre nosotros
B. PREP (liter) = amidst

midst

[ˈmɪdst] n
in our midst (= among us) → en notre sein (formal), parmi nous
in their midst (= among them) → en leur sein (formal), parmi eux
in the midst of [+ place] → au milieu de; [+ situation] → en plein(e)
In the midst of the scandal, news broke of her resignation → En plein scandale, la nouvelle de sa démission éclata.
to be in the midst of doing sth → être en train de faire qch

midst

nMitte f; in the midst ofmitten in; we are in the midst of an economic crisiswir stecken mitten in einer Wirtschaftskrise; and in the midst of our troubles Grandpa diedund zu allem Unglück starb noch Großvater; in our midstunter uns, in unserer Mitte (geh); in the midst of life (we are in death) (Bibl) → mitten im Leben sind wir vom Tod umgeben
prep (old poet) = amid(st)

midst

[mɪdst] n in the midst ofin mezzo a; (during) → durante
in our midst → tra di noi, in mezzo a noi

midst

(midst) : in the midst of
1. among or in the centre of. in the midst of a crowd of people.
2. at the same time as. in the midst of all these troubles.
in our/your/their midst
among, or in the same place as, us, you or them. Large buildings keep rising in our midst.
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless it is clear that such persons as the writer of these notes not only may, but positively must, exist in our society, when we consider the circumstances in the midst of which our society is formed.
In the midst of the word he was trying to say, In the midst of his laughter and glee, He had softly and suddenly vanished away For the Snark *was* a Boojum, you see.
Three little hills stood near each other, and down in the midst of them sunk a hollow basin, almost mathematically circular, two or three hundred feet in breadth, and of such depth that a stately cedar might but just be visible above the sides.
The hatches of the saloon were open, and, as the beacon light of the Nautilus was not in action, a dim obscurity reigned in the midst of the waters.
When within a proper distance, a signal was given, and they all opened at once like a pack of hounds, with a full chorus of yells, dashing into the midst of the herds, and launching their arrows to the right and left.
Lydgate too was reticent in the midst of his confidence.
I understand both these sides to be not only returns, but parts of the front; and to be uniform without, though severally partitioned within; and to be on both sides of a great and stately tower, in the midst of the front, that, as it were, joineth them together on either hand.
At that time salt-mining was the great industry in that part of West Virginia, and the little town of Malden was right in the midst of the salt-furnaces.
But when war broke out, a heavily armed soldier mounted the Horse, and riding him to the charge, rushed into the very midst of the enemy.
Once it smiled a silent dell Where the people did not dwell; They had gone unto the wars, Trusting to the mild-eyed stars, Nightly, from their azure towers, To keep watch above the flowers, In the midst of which all day The red sun-light lazily lay.
SEEING that his audiences were becoming smaller every Sunday, a Minister of the Gospel broke off in the midst of a sermon, descended the pulpit stairs, and walked on his hands down the central aisle of the church.
From generation to generation, a chair sits familiarly in the midst of human interests, and is witness to the most secret and confidential intercourse that mortal man can hold with his fellow.