Definition of amid in English:

amid

Syllabification: a·mid
Pronunciation: /əˈmid
 
/

preposition

  • 1Surrounded by; in the middle of: our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside
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    • The cabins stand in their own picket-fenced patch of grass amid beautiful countryside.
    • Only about a dozen homes surround the picture-book church, which is set amid rolling fields.
    • These housing projects are cruelly juxtaposed amid the sublime beauty that surrounds Nuuk.
    Synonyms
    in the middle of, surrounded by, among, amongst
    literary amidst, in the midst of
  • 1.1In an atmosphere or against a background of: talks broke down amid accusations of a hostile takeover bid
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    • We are party to the destruction of a city and the dismembering of its country amid growing insecurity.
    • The attack came amid a major upsurge in violence across the country that has left a thousand dead.
    • The operation was under way amid fears for the safety of diplomats in the country.
    Synonyms
    at a time of, in an atmosphere of, against a background of; as a result of

Origin

Middle English amidde(s).

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