Mid (mĭd), a.
[Compar. wanting; superl.
Midmost.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D.
mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. miðr,
Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me`sos, Skr.
madhya. √271. Cf. Amid, Middle,
Midst, Mean, Mediate, Meridian,
1. Denoting the middle part; as, in
No more the mounting larks, while Daphne sings,
Shall list'ning in mid air suspend their wings.
2. Occupying a middle position; middle; as,
the mid finger; the mid hour of night.
3. (Phon.) Made with a somewhat
elevated position of some certain part of the tongue, in relation to
the palate; midway between the high and the low; --
said of certain vowel sounds; as, ā (āle), ĕ
(ĕll), ō (ōld). See Guide to Pronunciation,
§§ 10, 11.
☞ Mid is much used as a prefix, or combining form,
denoting the middle or middle part of a thing; as,
mid-air, mid-channel, mid-age, midday,
midland, etc. Also, specifically, in geometry, to denote a
circle inscribed in a triangle (a midcircle), or relation to
such a circle; as, mid-center, midradius.
Mid, n. Middle. [Obs.]
About the mid of night come to my
Mid, prep. See