(noun, adjective, verb)


1. being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series

- the middle point on a line

Similar word(s): intermediate, mediate

2. equally distant from the extremes

Similar word(s): central, center, halfway, midway

3. of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages

- Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500

- Middle Gaelic

4. between an earlier and a later period of time

- in the middle years

- in his middle thirties

Similar word(s): intervening, mid

Sentences with middle as an adjective:

- the middle point

- middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages


1. an area that is approximately central within some larger region

Similar word(s): center, centre, eye, heart

Definition categories: location, area, country

2. an intermediate part or section

- A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end

Definition categories: thought, division, part, section

3. the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

Similar word(s): midriff, midsection

Definition categories: body, area, region

4. time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period

- the middle of the war

- rain during the middle of April

Definition categories: time, point

Sentences with middle as a noun:

- The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.

- I woke up in the middle of the night.

- In the middle of the marathon, David collapsed from fatigue.


1. put in the middle

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set