Middle

Definition of Middle

Mid´dle   Pronunciation: mĭd´d'l
a.1.
1.Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of middle summer; men of middle age.
2.Intermediate; intervening.
Will, seeking good, finds many middle ends.
- Sir J. Davies.
Middle Ages
the period of time intervening between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters. Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.
Middle class
in England, people who have an intermediate position between the aristocracy and the artisan class. It includes professional men, bankers, merchants, and small landed proprietors
The middle-class electorate of Great Britain.
- M. Arnold.
n.1.The point or part equally distant from the extremities or exterior limits, as of a line, a surface, or a solid; an intervening point or part in space, time, or order of series; the midst; central portion
In this, as in most questions of state, there is a middle.
- Burke.

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