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middle British & World English

At an equal distance from the extremities of something; central

middle English Thesaurus

a shallow dish with a spike in the middle

middle C British & World English

The C near the middle of the piano keyboard, written on the first leger line below the treble stave or the first leger line above the bass stave

middle age British & World English

The period after early adulthood and before old age, about 45 to 65

Middle Ages British & World English

The period of European history from the fall of the Roman Empire in the West (5th century) to the fall of Constantinople (1453), or, more narrowly, from circa 1000 to 1453

middle ear British & World English

The air-filled central cavity of the ear, behind the eardrum

Middle East British & World English

An extensive area of SW Asia and northern Africa, stretching from the Mediterranean to Pakistan and including the Arabian peninsula

middle game British & World English

The phase of a chess game after the opening, when all or most of the pieces and pawns remain on the board

middle name British & World English

A person’s name placed after the first name and before the surname

middle term British & World English

The term common to both premises of a syllogism

middle way British & World English

A policy or course of action which avoids extremes

Middle West British & World English

Another term for Midwest.

Middle Ages New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

period from the fall of the western Roman Empire (5th century) to the fall of Constantinople (1453), or more narrowly c.1000–1453

Middle East New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(no hyphen even when attributive)

middle class British & World English

The social group between the upper and working classes, including professional and business people and their families

Middle Dutch British & World English

The Dutch language from circa 1100–1500

middle eight British & World English

A short section (typically of eight bars) in the middle of a conventionally structured popular song, generally of a different character from the other parts of the song

middle finger British & World English

The finger next to the forefinger

middle ground British & World English

An intermediate position or area of compromise or possible agreement between two opposing views or groups

middle-income British & World English

Relating to or denoting people earning average salaries

middle school British & World English

(In the UK) a school for children from about 9 to 13 years old

Middle Temple British & World English

One of the two Inns of Court on the site of the Temple in London, England

middle watch British & World English

The period from midnight to 4 a.m. on board a ship

middle youth British & World English

The time of life between early adulthood and middle age

middle class New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

Middle America British & World English

The middle class in the United States, regarded as a conservative political force

Middle Atlantic British & World English

The region of the US that generally includes New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, and often also New York and Maryland

middle distance British & World English

The part of a real or painted landscape between the foreground and the background

Middle England British & World English

The middle classes in England outside London, especially as representative of conservative political views

Middle English British & World English

The English language from circa 1150 to circa 1470

Middle European British & World English

Relating to central Europe or its people

Middle Kingdom British & World English

A period of ancient Egyptian history (circa 2040–1640 bc, 11th-14th dynasty)

middle passage British & World English

The sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies

Middle Persian British & World English

The Persian language from circa 300 bc to ad 800

middle management British & World English

The managers in an organization at a level between senior and junior managers

lower middle class British & World English

The social group between the working class and the middle class

down the middle British & World English

Divided or dividing something equally into two parts

in the middle of British & World English

In the process of doing (something)

middle-aged spread British & World English

The fat that may accumulate around the abdomen in middle age

middle common room British & World English

A common room for the use of postgraduate students in a university or college

Middle High German British & World English

The language of southern Germany from circa 1200–1500

Middle Low German British & World English

The Low German language (spoken in northern Germany) from circa 1200–1500


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