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middle /ˈmɪdl/ noun


منطقه میانی زمین ، میان ، مرکز ، میانی ، وسطی ، ورزش: میانه میدان
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[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

middle
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- central, halfway, intermediate, intervening, mean, median, medium, mid
[noun]
Synonyms:
- centre, focus, halfway point, heart, midpoint, midsection, midst

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. middle1 S1 W2 /ˈmɪdl/ noun

1. CENTRE PART the middle the part that is nearest the centre of something, and furthest from the sides, edges, top, bottom etc
the middle of
We rowed out towards the middle of the lake.
in the middle (of something)
Jo was standing in the middle of the room.
Those are my two brothers, and that’s me in the middle.
The meat was burnt on the outside and raw in the middle.
a huge hole right in the middle of the lawn
through the middle (of something)
The new road will go right through the middle of the wood.
down the middle (of something)
Draw a line down the middle of the page.

2. TIME/EVENT the middle the part of an event or period of time that is between the beginning and the end
the middle of
events which took place around the middle of the last century
in the middle (of something)
I’m going to stay with some friends in the middle of May.
He gets killed in the middle of the film.
the middle of the night/day
I got a phone call from her in the middle of the night!
the middle of the week/month/year etc
Everything should be sorted out by the middle of next year.

3. SCALE/RANGE the middle the level or position that is between two extreme positions, for example between the best and the worst:
There are plenty of small houses for sale, and quite a lot of very large ones, but very little in the middle.
the middle of
In tests, I always seem to finish around the middle of the class.

4. BODY [countable usually singular] the part of your body around your waist and stomach
sb’s middle
He was holding a towel around his middle.

5. be in the middle of (doing) something to be busy doing something:
Can I call you back – I’m in the middle of a meeting.
I was in the middle of sorting some papers when the phone rang.

6. in the middle of something if you are in the middle of something, it is happening to you or around you:
At that time Britain was in the middle of a recession.
The company is in the middle of a takeover battle.

7. in the middle of nowhere a long way from the nearest big town:
They live miles away, in the middle of nowhere.

8. divide/split something down the middle to divide something into equal halves or groups:
We put all the money together and then split it down the middle.
The voters are split down the middle on this issue.
piggy in the middle at piggy1(2)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. middle2 S1 W2 adjective [only before noun]
[Language: Old English; Origin: middel]

1. CENTRE nearest the centre and furthest from the edge, top, end etc:
driving in the middle lane of the motorway
the middle drawer of the filing cabinet

2. TIME/EVENT half of the way through an event or period of time:
They spent the middle part of their vacation in Florida.
the middle part of the day

3. SCALE/RANGE between two extreme levels or positions, for example between the best and worst, the biggest and smallest etc:
a car in the middle price range
the middle ranks of the army
a middle-income family

4. in your middle twenties/thirties etc about 25, 35 etc years old

5. middle brother/child/daughter etc the brother etc who is between the oldest and the youngest

6. middle course/way etc a way of dealing with something that is between two opposite and often extreme ways
middle course/way etc between
The party is seeking to find a middle way between extreme right-wing and left-wing policies.
I try to steer a middle course between keeping control of the project and giving responsibility to others.

7. Middle English/French etc an old form of English, French etc, used in the Middle Ages (=between 1100 and 1500 AD)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

middle
I.
adjective
1.
BAD: The girl was of middle height and was wearing a blue suit.
GOOD: The girl was of medium height and was wearing a blue suit.

Usage Note:
When you are talking about someone's height, weight, etc, use medium (NOT middle ): 'The man that police wish to question is of medium height and has a small black moustache.'

2.
BAD: The wallet was middle brown and contained sixty dollars.
GOOD: The wallet was medium brown and contained sixty dollars.

Usage Note:
When you describe the colour of something, use medium (NOT middle ): 'a medium grey suit' (= neither light grey nor dark grey but somewhere in between).

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

middle
II.
noun
BAD: On the middle of September she is going on maternity leave.
GOOD: In the middle of September she is going on maternity leave.

Usage Note:
in the middle of (NOT on ): 'The cat dropped the mouse right in the middle of the kitchen floor.' 'What do we do if the fire alarm starts ringing in the middle of an examination?'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

middle
ˈmɪdl
See: change horses in the middle of the stream , in the middle

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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