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Meaning of MIDDEN

Pronunciation:  'midun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a heap of dung or refuse
  2. [n]  (archeology) a mound of domestic refuse containing shells and animal bones marking the site of a prehistoric settlement

MIDDEN is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: dunghill, eitchen midden, kitchen midden, muckheap, muckhill
 See Also: cumulus, dump, dumpsite, garbage dump, heap, mound, pile, rubbish dump, trash dump, wasteyard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mid"den\, n. [Also {midding}.] [Cf. Dan. m["o]gdynge, E.
muck, and dung.]
1. A dunghill. [Prov. Eng.]

2. An accumulation of refuse about a dwelling place;
   especially, an accumulation of shells or of cinders,
   bones, and other refuse on the supposed site of the
   dwelling places of prehistoric tribes, -- as on the shores
   of the Baltic Sea and in many other places. See {Kitchen

 Definition: the accumulation of debris and domestic waste products resulting from human use. The long-term disposal of refuse can result in stratified deposits, which are useful for relative dating.