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Definition 1: the middle area of the human torso (usually in front) - [noun denoting body]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable

Synonyms for middle in the sense of this definition

(middle is a kind of ...) a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve

"in the abdominal region"

(... is part of middle) the body excluding the head and neck and limbs

"they moved their arms and legs and bodies"

Definition 2: an intermediate part or section - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end

(middle is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

Definition 3: an area that is approximately central within some larger region - [noun denoting location]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is in the center of town
  • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
  • they were in the eye of the storm

Synonyms for middle in the sense of this definition

(middle is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of middle ) a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

(... is a kind of middle ) (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)

(... is a kind of middle ) the part of a city where medical facilities are centered

(... is a kind of middle ) the older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city

(... is a kind of middle ) a center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation; a focal point around which events revolve

"the playground is the hub of parental supervision" "the airport is the economic hub of the area"

(... is a kind of middle ) the part of a city where financial institutions are centered

(... is a kind of middle ) the central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm

(... is a kind of middle ) the central part of a city

(... is a kind of middle ) the central area on a theater stage

(... is a kind of middle ) the middle of a stream

(... is an instance of middle) the part of London situated within the ancient boundaries; the commercial and financial center of London

Definition 4: time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period - [noun denoting time]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the middle of the war
  • rain during the middle of April

(middle is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of middle ) the central and most intense or profound part

"in the deep of night" "in the deep of winter"

Definition 5: put in the middle - [verb of contact]

(middle is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Definition 6: between an earlier and a later period of time - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the middle years
  • in his middle thirties

(middle is similar to ...) occurring or falling between events or points in time

"so much had happened during the intervening years"

(middle is similar to ...) used in combination to denote the middle

"midmorning" "midsummer" "in mid-1958" "a mid-June wedding"

(... are attributes of middle) the time when something happens

Definition 7: of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500
  • Middle Gaelic

(middle belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 8: being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where middle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • adolescence is an awkward in-between age
  • in a mediate position
  • the middle point on a line

Synonyms for middle in the sense of this definition

(middle is similar to ...) lying between two extremes in time or space or state

"going from sitting to standing without intermediate pushes with the hands" "intermediate stages in a process" "intermediate stops on the route" "an intermediate range plane"

Definition 9: equally distant from the extremes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for middle in the sense of this definition

(middle is similar to ...) in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area

"a central position"

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