a. [F. médiocre, L. mediocris,
fr. medius middle. See Mid.] Of a middle quality;
of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent;
ordinary. " A very mediocre poet." Pope.
Me"di*o`cre, n. 1.
A mediocre person. [R.]
2. A young monk who was excused from
performing a portion of a monk's duties. Shipley.