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(1)   Between an earlier and a later period of time
"In the middle years"
"In his middle thirties"
(2)   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"
(3)   Being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series
"Adolescence is an awkward in-between age"
"In a mediate position"
"The middle point on a line"


(4)   The middle area of the human torso (usually in front)
"Young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
(5)   An intermediate part or section
"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
(6)   An area that is approximately central within some larger region
"It is in the center of town"
"They ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
"They were in the eye of the storm"
(7)   Time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period
"The middle of the war"
"Rain during the middle of April"


(8)   Put in the middle


  1. A centre, midpoint
    The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.
  2. The part between the beginning and the end.
  3. the middle stump
  4. The central part of a human body.


  1. Being in the middle or in-between; as middle point, middle name, Middle English, Middle Ages, middle weight, etc.
  2. Central to.