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amid

Syllabification: a·mid
Pronunciation: /əˈmid
 
/

Definition of amid in English:

preposition

1Surrounded by; in the middle of: our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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