- myddle (archaic)
From Middle English middel, from Old English middel, middle (“middle, centre, waist”), from Proto-Germanic *midjilą, *medjilą (“middle”), a diminutive of Proto-Germanic *midjō, *medjō (“middle, midst”) (cf. *midjaz (“mid, middle”, adjective)), from Proto-Indo-European *medhy- (“middle, midst”), cf. *médʰyos (“between, in the middle, middle”). Cognate with West Frisian middel, Dutch middel, German mittel (“middle”, adjective), German Mittel (“middle, means”, noun), Danish middel (“means, agent, medicine”). Related also to Swedish medel (“means, medium”), Icelandic meðal (“means, medicine”). See also mid.
middle (plural middles)
- A centre, midpoint
- The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.
- The part between the beginning and the end.
- I woke up in the middle of the night.
- In the middle of the marathon, David collapsed from fatigue.
- (cricket) the middle stump
- The central part of a human body.
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middle (not comparable)
- Being in the middle or in-between; as middle point, middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages, middle weight, etc.
- Central to.
- See also Wikisaurus:intermediate
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