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Definition of Middle
MiddleMiddle Mid"dle, a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel,
OHG. muttil, G. mittel. ????. See Mid, a.]
1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of
things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house
in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of
middle summer; men of middle age.
2. Intermediate; intervening.
Will, seeking good, finds many middle ends. --Sir J.
Note: Middle is sometimes used in the formation of
selfexplaining compounds; as, middle-sized,
Middle Ages, the period of time intervening between the
decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters.
Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending
with the fifteenth century.
Middle class, in England, people who have an intermediate
position between the aristocracy and the artisan class. It
includes professional men, bankers, merchants, and small
The middle-class electorate of Great Britain. --M.
Middle distance. (Paint.) See Middle-ground.
Middle English. See English, n., 2.
Middle Kingdom, China.
Middle oil (Chem.), that part of the distillate obtained
from coal tar which passes over between 170[deg] and
230[deg] Centigrade; -- distinguished from the light, and
the heavy or dead, oil.
Middle passage, in the slave trade, that part of the
Atlantic Ocean between Africa and the West Indies.
Middle post. (Arch.) Same as King-post.
Middle States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and
Delaware; which, at the time of the formation of the
Union, occupied a middle position between the Eastern
States (or New England) and the Southern States. [U.S.]
Middle term (Logic), that term of a syllogism with which
the two extremes are separately compared, and by means of
which they are brought together in the conclusion.
Middle tint (Paint.), a subdued or neutral tint.
Middle voice. (Gram.) See under Voice.
Middle watch, the period from midnight to four A. M.; also,
the men on watch during that time. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Middle weight, a pugilist, boxer, or wrestler classed as of
medium weight, i. e., over 140 and not over 160 lbs., in
distinction from those classed as light weights, heavy
weights, etc. MiddleMiddle Mid"dle, n. [AS. middel. See Middle, a.]
The point or part equally distant from the extremities or
exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an
intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series;
the midst; central portion; specif., the waist. --Chaucer.
``The middle of the land.' --Judg. ix. 37.
In this, as in most questions of state, there is a
Syn: See Midst.
Meaning of Middle from wikipedia
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- In the history
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high school, junior secondary
school, or lower secondary
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in the Middle
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- The middle class refers
to a class
in the middle
of a social
hierarchy, often defined
by occupation, income, education, or social
- cultures, a middle
name is a portion
of a personal
name that is written between
the person's first given
name and their
surname. A middle
name is often...
- Middle English
(abbreviated to ME) is a form of the English language
that was spoken after
the Norman Conquest
of 1066, until
the late 15th century. The...
- The middle
finger, long finger, second
finger, toll finger
or tall man is the third digit
of the human
hand, located between
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