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early/mid/late eighties
▪ Hilda Simpson was a woman in her early eighties.
early/mid/late fifties
▪ He must be in his early fifties by now.
early/mid/late forties
▪ The woman was probably in her mid forties.
early/mid/late nineties
▪ My grandfather was in his early nineties when he died.
early/mid/late seventies
▪ Bill must be in his mid seventies now.
early/mid/late sixties
▪ I’d say she was in her late sixties.
early/mid/late thirties
▪ She must be in her early thirties by now.
early/mid/late twenties
▪ She was in her early twenties when I met her.
in the low/mid/high eighties
▪ The temperature is expected to remain in the low eighties.
in the low/mid/high fifties
▪ sunny, with temperatures in the mid fifties
in the low/mid/high forties
▪ The temperature was up in the high forties.
in the low/mid/high nineties
▪ Temperatures were still in the high nineties.
in the low/mid/high seventies
▪ sunny, with temperatures in the mid seventies
in the low/mid/high sixties
▪ a fine spring day, with the temperatures in the low sixties
in the low/mid/high thirties
▪ a hot day, with temperatures in the low thirties
in the low/mid/high twenties
▪ a warm day, with temperatures in the low twenties
mid Atlantic
▪ She spoke in a soft mid Atlantic accent.
the early/mid/late 18th etc century
▪ the industrial towns of the early 19th century
the early/mid/late eighties
▪ Their troubles began in the mid eighties.
the early/mid/late fifties
▪ The play was written in the late fifties.
the early/mid/late forties
▪ He spent several years in Paris in the late forties.
the early/mid/late nineties
▪ The industry received a lot of bad publicity in the early nineties.
the early/mid/late seventies
▪ In the early seventies, Sag Harbor was still a peaceful village.
the early/mid/late thirties
▪ The family sold the house in the early thirties.
the early/mid/late twenties
▪ The photograph was taken in the late twenties.
mid Atlantic accent
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mid \Mid\, n. Middle. [Obs.]

About the mid of night come to my tent.


Mid \Mid\, prep. See Amid.


Mid \Mid\ (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. Midmost.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr. madhya. [root]27

  1. Cf. Amid, Middle, Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian, Mizzen, Moiety.] 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.

  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, [=a] ([=a]le), [e^] ([e^]ll), [=o] ([=o]ld). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English mid "with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, among," from Proto-Germanic *medjaz (cognates: Old Norse miðr, Old Saxon middi, Old Frisian midde, Old High German mitti, Gothic midjis "mid, middle"), from PIE *medhyo- "middle" (see medial (adj.)). Now surviving in English only as a prefix (mid-air, midstream, etc.); as a preposition it often is a shortened form of amid (compare midshipman).


Etymology 1 prep. 1 (context obsolete English) with. 2 amid. Etymology 2

a. 1 Denoting the middle part. 2 Occupying a middle position; middle. 3 (context linguistics English) 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, a (ale), / (/ll), / (/ld). Etymology 3

n. (context archaic English) middle


adj. used in combination to denote the middle; "midmorning"; "midsummer"; "in mid-1958"; "a mid-June wedding" [syn: mid(a)]


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The concept theoretically should be able to impact adversarial situations that apply across the board to high, mid, low, no, or minimal technology threats.

CHAPTER ONE BIG JOE, the tiger cat, poised for another playful spring at the tangle of cod line Asey Mayo was patiently unwinding in the woodshed of his Cape Cod home, abruptly changed his mind in mid - air.

Whereat I stood musing and commending to my selfe the ingenious and apt inuention of the Arthist, in the vse of such a stone, which of his owne nature to contrarie proportions affoorded contrarie coulers, and in such sort as by the raysing vp of hir small plummage aboue hir seare, hir beack halfe open, and hir toung appearing in the middest thereof, as if she had beene resolutely intended, and eagerly bent to haue gorged hir selfe vpon it.

And in the bearing out of the lippe of the vessell ouer the perpendicular poynt of the heade there was fastened a rynge, from the which vppon eyther sides there hung downe a garland of braunches, leaues, flowers, and fruites growing bigger towardes the middest, with a perpolyte bynding to eyther ringes.

After that the Queene had washed, and had her first seruice, then all the rest did wash at the same fountaine, casting out water of it selfe, and reassuming the same in a wonderfull manner by two small pypes on eyther sides, and running vp straight in the middest from the bottome of the vessell, the deuyse whereof when I did vnderstand, I was much contented therewithall.

In this sort I was houlden in an intrycate minde of doubts, at length ouercome withall kinde of greefes, my whole bodye trembling and languishinge vnder a broade and mightye Oke full of Acornes, standing in the middest of a spatious and large green meade, extending forth his thicke and leauie armes to make a coole shadowe, vnder whose bodye breathing I rested my selfe vppon the deawye hearbes, and lying vppon my left syde I drewe my breath in the freshe ayre more shortly betwixt my drye and wrinckled lips, then the weary running heart, pinched in the haunche and struck in the brest, not able any longer to beare vp his weighty head, or sustaine his body vpon his bowing knees, but dying prostrates himselfe.

Your ain een, at a time when you were in no condition to see clear, and forbye you were on the top of a tree, and it was in the mid of the night.

And when the Freer saw the beauty of Lirazel flash mid the common things in his little holy place, for he had ornamented the walls of his house with knick-knacks that he sometimes bought at the fairs, he feared at once she was of no mortal line.

She pegged him at mid- to late twenties, probably a grad student, a shaky step up from geekdom, earning his tuition by manning the stick and chatting up the patrons.

Lobo caught Gizmo by the scruff of his neck and let his feet dangle mid air.

Once we have the canoes in mid channel, we can set most of them adrift, and bring Captain Courtenay and the others back to the ship in four or five which we will tow to Guanaco Hill.

Considered one season, though it occurs in part between winter and summer and in part between summer and winter, midder is the time between the other two seasons.

Drawing themselves all in fyle, the King in the middest had all their Peeces and Swords borne before him.

All this time Smith and the King stood in the middest guarded, as before is said, and after three dances they all departed.

Thornbeck, but a long tayle like a riding rodde whereon the middest is a most poysonne sting of two or three inches long, bearded like a saw on each side, which she struck into the wrist of his arme neare an inch and a half.