Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of MIDST

Pronunciation:  midst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the location of something surrounded by other things; "in the midst of the crowd"
 

MIDST is a 5 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: thick
 
 See Also: inside, interior

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Midst\, n. [From middest, in the middest, for older in
    middes, where -s is adverbial (orig. forming a genitive), or
    still older a midde, a midden, on midden. See {Mid}, and cf.
    {Amidst}.]
    1. The interior or central part or place; the middle; -- used
       chiefly in the objective case after in; as, in the midst
       of the forest.
    
             And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he
             came out of him.                      --Luke iv. 35.
    
             There is nothing . . . in the midst [of the play]
             which might not have been placed in the beginning.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Hence, figuratively, the condition of being surrounded or
       beset; the press; the burden; as, in the midst of official
       duties; in the midst of secular affairs.
    
    Note: The expressions in our midst, in their midst, etc., are
          avoided by some good writers, the forms in the midst of
          us, in the midst of them, etc., being preferred.
    
    Syn: {Midst}, {Middle}.
    
    Usage: Midst in present usage commonly denotes a part or
           place surrounded on enveloped by or among other parts
           or objects (see {Amidst}); while middle is used of the
           center of length, or surface, or of a solid, etc. We
           say in the midst of a thicket; in the middle of a
           line, or the middle of a room; in the midst of
           darkness; in the middle of the night.
    
    
  2. \Midst\, prep.
    In the midst of; amidst. --Shak.
    
    
  3. \Midst\, adv.
    In the middle. [R.] --Milton.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amid, amidst, among, amongst, between, betwixt, betwixt and between, center, core, diameter, diaphragm, equator, heart, interior, kernel, mean, median, mid, middle, midmost, midpoint, midriff, nucleus, over, thick, thick of things, throughout, together with, waist, waistline, with, zone
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY