Definition of midst in English:


Syllabification: midst
Pronunciation: /midst, mitst


archaic or • literary
  • In the middle of.
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    • And midst them are those of Sydney Agricultural University whose Chardonnay is a premium wine in the market.
    • One scenic palm stands alone midst the cry of gulls, pelicans and boobies.
    • I stayed clear, took a haphazard line, and waded through the heather midst a cloud of pollen.


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  • The middle point or part.
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    • To be plopped in the river's midst, in a canoe, on a spectacular day, is tranquilizing.
    • Then suddenly it could be observed that Maisie was in the crowd's midst.
    • But the girl had slipped into the woods, into the midst of a chorus of singing tree frogs and cicadas.
    middle, center, heart, core, midpoint, kernel, nub; depth(s), thick; (in the midst of) in the course of, halfway through, at the heart/core of


in the midst of

In the middle of: we were in the midst of a losing streak
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  • To be in the Pakistan dressing room in the midst of all this was truly unenviable.
  • But on that day, in the midst of all that evil, I saw the depth humanity has to offer.
  • What did that leaf represent in the midst of all this concrete and chaos?

in our (or your, their, etc.) midst

Among us (or you or them).
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  • Nothing fragments group solidarity and self-confidence like the gnawing suspicion of having an informer in your midst.
  • If there are clowns and incompetents and criminals in your midst and you protect them, you're just as bad as they are and you command no respect at all from anyone.
  • Perhaps you have a budding gardener in your midst.
among us, in our group, with us


late Middle English: from in middes 'in the middle'.

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