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Adjective
/ˈmidl/,
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At an equal distance from the extremities of something; central,
  1. At an equal distance from the extremities of something; central
    • - the early and middle part of life
    • - middle and eastern Europe
  2. (of a member of a group, series, or sequence) So placed as to have the same number of members on each side
    • - the woman was in her middle forties
  3. Intermediate in rank, quality, or ability
    • - there is a dearth of talent at the middle level
  4. (of a language) Of the period between the old and modern forms
    • - Middle High German
  5. Denoting a voice of verbs in some languages, such as Greek, that expresses reciprocal or reflexive action

  6. Denoting a transitive or intransitive verb in English with a passive sense, e.g., cuts in this meat cuts well

Noun
  1. The point or position at an equal distance from the sides, edges, or ends of something
    • - she stood alone in the middle of the street
  2. The point at or around the center of a process or activity, period of time, etc
    • - we were married in the middle of December
  3. A person's waist or waist and stomach
    • - he had a towel around his middle
  4. The form or voice of a verb expressing reflexive or reciprocal action, or a passive sense for a transitive or intransitive verb


  1. put in the middle
  2. center: an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
  3. in-between: being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"
  4. an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
  5. center(a): equally distant from the extremes
  6. of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"
  7. Middle is one of six sheadings in the Isle of Man and consists of the parishes of Braddan, Marown and Santon or Santan. It lies to the east of the island. Historically it consisted of Braddan, Santan and Onchan. It is also a House of Keys constituency, electing one MHK.
  8. The second season of the comedy television series The Middle will begin airing between September 22, 2010 on American Broadcasting Company (ABC). The season is produced by Blackie and Blondie Productions and Warner Bros. Television. ...
  9. "The Middle" is a song by Jimmy Eat World. The song released as the second single of their fourth album Bleed American. It was a top 5 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 2002. ...
  10. The Middle is an American comedy television series which premiered on ABC on September 30, 2009. The show features Frankie Heck née Spence (Patricia Heaton), a middle-class, Midwestern woman married to Mike Heck (Neil Flynn) who reside in the small fictional town of Orson, Indiana. ...
  11. (Middling) The assumptions of mediocrity principle is the notion in philosophy of science that there is nothing special about humans or the Earth. It is a Copernican principle, used either as a heuristic about Earth's position or as a philosophical statement about the place of humanity.
  12. (The Middles) The Middles is a village in County Durham, in England. It is situated between Stanley and Craghead.
  13. (middling) of intermediate or average size, position or quality; mediocre; in fairly good health
  14. (MIDDLES) To win both sides of a game.
  15. (MIDDLES) Furnish layer of a board situated between the two external furnish layers or between an underliner and the back furnish layer.
  16. (Middling) Betting on both teams in a game at different point spreads, in the hope that the final score comes in between so that both bets can be won.
  17. (middling) 1. fairly well in health. 2. second-rate; so-so; mediocre.
  18. To have a middle is to have bets on competing teams and for there to be at least one possible outcome that results in winning both bets, Middle applies to bets on totals as well bets on sides.
  19. To win both sides of the same contest in sports betting event. Wagering on the underdog at one point spread and the favorite at a different point spread and winning both sides.
  20. To win both sides of a game. For example, if you bet the underdog +3 1/2 and the favorite -2 1/2 and the favorite wins by 3, you've middled the book. The book has been middled.
  21. A position on a round of betting somewhere in the middle.
  22. To hit the ball from the meat of the bat, "to middle it" is to connect really well. Middle is also the centre of the field, where the bulk of the action takes place
  23. The position on the field in the middle of the players (the third player from either side line).
  24. n :  typically asserting that a person or thing both performs and is affected by the action represented. See also voice, active, passive.
  25. When a gambler takes “both sides of the bet” with the line or spread wide enough that if a certain outcome occurs, both bets may cover. ...