HyperDic: middle

English > 9 senses of the word middle:
NOUNlocationmiddle, center, centre, heart, eyean area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region
cognitionmiddlean intermediate part or section
bodymiddle, midriff, midsectionthe middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
timemiddletime between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
ADJECTIVEallmiddle, in-between, mediatebeing neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
allmiddle, center, halfway, midwayequally distant from the extremes / extremes
allmiddleof a stage / stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages
allmiddlebetween an earlier and a later period of time
VERBcontactmiddleput in the middle / middle
middle > pronunciation
Soundsmih'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > middle: 9 senses > adjective 1
MeaningNeither at the beginning nor at the end in a series.
Example "the middle point on a line"
Synonymsin-between, mediate
Broaderintermediatelying between two extremes / extremes in time or space or state
Spanishintermedio, medio
English > middle: 9 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEqually distant from the extremes / extremes.
Synonymscenter, halfway, midway
BroadercentralIn or near a center or constituting a center
Spanishintermedio
Catalanintermedi
English > middle: 9 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf a stage / stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages.
Examples
  • "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"
  • "Middle Gaelic"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
OppositeearlyOf an early stage in the development of a language or literature
lateOf a later stage / stage in the development of a language or literature
Spanishmedio
English > middle: 9 senses > adjective 4
MeaningBetween an earlier and a later period of time.
Examples
  • "in the middle years"
  • "in his middle thirties"
Attribute oftimingThe time when something happens
NarrowerinterveningOccurring or falling between events or points in time
midUsed in combination to denote the middle
OppositeearlyAt or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
lateBeing or occurring at an advanced period of time or after a usual or expected time
Spanishmedio
English > middle: 9 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningAn area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region.
Synonymscenter, centre, heart, eye
InstancesCity of London, the CityThe part of London situated within the ancient boundaries
Narrowercenter stage, centre stageThe central area on a theater stage
city center, city centre, central cityThe central part of a city
financial centerThe part of a city where financial institutions are centered
hubA center of activity or interest or commerce or transportation
inner cityThe older and more populated and (usually) poorer central section of a city
medical centerThe part of a city where medical facilities are centered
midfield(sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)
midstreamThe middle of a stream
seatA center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
storm center, storm centreThe central area or place of lowest barometric pressure within a storm
Broaderarea, countryA particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
Spanishcentro, corazón, medio, ojo
Catalancentre, cor, mig, ull
Verbsmiddleput in the middle / middle
English > middle: 9 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn intermediate part or section.
Example"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
Broaderpart, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
OppositebeginningThe first part or section of something
endA final / final part or section
Spanishcentro, medio
Catalanmig
Verbsmiddleput in the middle / middle
English > middle: 9 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe middle area of the human torso (usually in front).
Synonymsmidriff, midsection
Part oftorso, trunk, bodyThe body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Broaderarea, regionA part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve
Spanishvientre
English > middle: 9 senses > noun 4, time
MeaningTime between the beginning and the end of a temporal period.
Examples
  • "the middle of the war"
  • "rain during the middle of April"
NarrowerdeepThe central and most intense or profound part
Broaderpoint, point in timeAn instant of time
Oppositebeginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offsetThe time at which something is supposed to begin
end, endingThe point in time at which something ends
Spanishmedio
Catalanmig
English > middle: 9 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningput in the middle / middle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishcentrar
Nounsmiddlean intermediate part or section
middlean area that is approximately central within some larger / larger region

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