Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mid in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
From Middle English mid, from Old English mid (“with, in conjunction with, in company with, together with, into the presence of, through, by means of, by, among, in, at (time), in the sight of, opinion of”, preposition), from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), Low German mit (“with”), German mit (“with”), Danish med (“with”), Icelandic með (“with”), Ancient Greek μετά (metá, “among, between, with”), Albanian me (“with, together”), Sanskrit स्मत् (smat, “together, at the same time”).
- (obsolete) With. [8th-15th c.]
- The wife is mid child.
- Mid his harp he fared.
- God's grace wones mid us.
- They might forwhore her mid other men.
- Henry came to England mid 36 ships.
- The woman was mid one son.
- The queen of the land was mid child
- If I am mid child.. this is a token of a boy.
From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“mid, middle, midway”), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (“mid, middle”, adjective), from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (“between, in the middle, middle”). Cognate with Dutch midden (“in the middle”), German Mitte (“center, middle, mean”), Icelandic miður (“worse, less”, adjective), Latin medius (“middle”, noun and adjective). See also middle.
mid (not comparable)
- Denoting the middle part.
- mid ocean
- Occupying a middle position; middle.
- mid finger
- mid hour of night
- (linguistics) Made with a somewhat elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to the palate; midway between the high and the low; said of certain vowel sounds, such as, /e o ɛ ɔ/.
- Mid the best.
From Middle English mid, midde, from Old English midd (“midst, middle”, noun), from Proto-Germanic *midją, *midjǭ, *midjô (“middle, center”) < *midjaz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (“between, in the middle, middle”). Cognate with German Mitte (“center, middle, midst”), Danish midje (“middle”), Icelandic midja (“middle”). See also median, Latin medianus.
mid (plural mids)
German Low GermanEdit
From Middle Low German mit, mid, from Old Saxon mid, from Proto-Germanic *midi (“with”), from Proto-Indo-European *medʰi-, *meta (“with”). Cognate with North Frisian mits (“with”), Dutch met (“with”), German mit (“with”). For more, see English mid.
- (in some dialects) with
- English: mid
- English: mid
- Middle English: mid