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Synonyms for middle
ˈmɪd l

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. center, centre, middle, heart, eye(noun)

    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"

    affection, warmness, affectionateness, substance, center of attention, center field, philia, plaza, meat, centre, center, tenderness, snapper, core, marrow, sum, fondness, nerve, ticker, nerve center, shopping center, midsection, optic, midriff, kernel, nitty-gritty, spirit, centerfield, gist, warmheartedness, nerve centre, inwardness, centre of attention, pith, heart, shopping mall, bosom, mall, essence, nub, mettle, pump, heart and soul, shopping centre, oculus, spunk, midpoint, eye

    offset, beginning, starting time, start, kickoff, end, first, commencement, outset, showtime, get-go, ending, proterozoic, untimely, New, primeval, advanced, archaeozoic, primordial, previous(p), late, primal, peripheral, proto(a), Modern, earliest, primaeval, archaean, earlyish, early, ripe, wee, beforehand(p), latish, azoic, Old, aboriginal, after-hours, earlier, posthumous, archeozoic, advance(a), premature, archean, terminal

  2. middle(noun)

    an intermediate part or section

    "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

    eye, midriff, heart, center, midsection, centre

    commencement, starting time, kickoff, first, start, end, outset, get-go, showtime, ending, offset, beginning, late, earliest, New, archeozoic, wee, archean, primal, primordial, ripe, aboriginal, latish, earlyish, premature, after-hours, Modern, advanced, advance(a), proto(a), early, proterozoic, azoic, untimely, earlier, beforehand(p), primaeval, previous(p), posthumous, primeval, terminal, archaean, peripheral, archaeozoic, Old

  3. middle, midriff, midsection(noun)

    the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)

    "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"

    center, heart, midsection, diaphragm, midriff, centre, eye

    commencement, starting time, outset, first, end, start, offset, beginning, ending, get-go, kickoff, showtime, archean, advanced, peripheral, azoic, archeozoic, latish, primal, archaeozoic, New, premature, earlyish, untimely, late, Modern, earliest, Old, beforehand(p), primeval, primaeval, earlier, aboriginal, terminal, advance(a), early, ripe, archaean, posthumous, wee, primordial, previous(p), proto(a), after-hours, proterozoic

  4. middle(adj)

    time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period

    "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"

    eye, midriff, heart, center, midsection, centre

    beginning, commencement, offset, get-go, start, outset, end, ending, showtime, starting time, kickoff, first, New, early, beforehand(p), Old, aboriginal, Modern, archeozoic, ripe, primeval, archaeozoic, late, primal, primordial, after-hours, advanced, peripheral, latish, premature, posthumous, azoic, wee, archean, proterozoic, archaean, earlyish, primaeval, untimely, advance(a), terminal, previous(p), proto(a), earlier, earliest

  5. in-between, mediate, middle(adj)

    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"

    middle(a), midway, halfway, mediate, in-between, center(a)

    outset, beginning, end, start, get-go, first, kickoff, ending, starting time, commencement, offset, showtime, Old, peripheral, archean, proterozoic, beforehand(p), latish, wee, aboriginal, early, premature, after-hours, archeozoic, Modern, proto(a), terminal, azoic, earlier, posthumous, advance(a), archaean, untimely, earlyish, New, primordial, late, primaeval, previous(p), primal, ripe, archaeozoic, advanced, primeval, earliest

  6. center(a), halfway, middle(a), midway(adj)

    equally distant from the extremes

    end, offset, outset, start, beginning, commencement, showtime, kickoff, starting time, first, get-go, ending, advanced, archean, previous(p), archaeozoic, primal, New, proto(a), beforehand(p), wee, early, premature, peripheral, latish, earliest, proterozoic, Old, primeval, posthumous, late, archaean, azoic, earlyish, Modern, earlier, ripe, aboriginal, after-hours, archeozoic, terminal, advance(a), primordial, untimely, primaeval

  7. middle(adj)

    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"

    middle(a), midway, halfway, mediate, in-between, center(a)

    outset, ending, commencement, offset, get-go, start, beginning, starting time, end, first, showtime, kickoff, after-hours, earliest, New, proto(a), archean, primaeval, untimely, primordial, early, aboriginal, wee, terminal, latish, proterozoic, posthumous, peripheral, late, advanced, earlier, earlyish, previous(p), premature, primeval, Old, archeozoic, azoic, primal, advance(a), ripe, Modern, archaean, archaeozoic, beforehand(p)

  8. middle(verb)

    between an earlier and a later period of time

    "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"

    middle(a), midway, halfway, mediate, in-between, center(a)

    commencement, starting time, beginning, get-go, ending, end, start, first, kickoff, outset, showtime, offset, primaeval, early, late, earliest, beforehand(p), Old, aboriginal, New, proto(a), proterozoic, archeozoic, Modern, latish, previous(p), earlier, primordial, untimely, archaean, earlyish, after-hours, premature, ripe, posthumous, advanced, primeval, terminal, primal, archaeozoic, peripheral, azoic, advance(a), wee, archean

  9. middle(verb)

    put in the middle

    end, outset, kickoff, starting time, commencement, first, start, showtime, get-go, ending, offset, beginning, azoic, primaeval, primal, advance(a), terminal, New, proto(a), latish, wee, archaeozoic, earlier, beforehand(p), archaean, aboriginal, late, premature, previous(p), early, archean, earliest, Modern, primeval, after-hours, advanced, ripe, archeozoic, Old, posthumous, untimely, earlyish, primordial, proterozoic, peripheral


  1. middle(noun)

    center, centre, midst, midpoint

  2. middle(noun)

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

    The middle of a circle is the point which has the same distance to every point of circle.

    midst, midpoint, center, centre

  3. middle(noun)

    Central to.

    centre, midst, midpoint, center

  4. middle(noun)

    the middle stump

    center, midpoint, midst, centre

  5. middle(noun)

    The central part of a human body.

    centre, midst, midpoint, center

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. middle

    We speak of the center of a circle, the middle of a room, the middle of the street, the midst of a forest. The center is equally distant from every point of the circumference of a circle, or from the opposite boundaries on each axis of a parallelogram, etc.; the middle is more general and less definite. The center is a point; the middle may be a line or a space. We say at the center; in the middle. Midst commonly implies a group or multitude of surrounding objects. Compare synonyms for AMID.

    center, midst

    bound, boundary, circumference, perimeter, rim

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. middle(a.)

    mean, medial, half way, between the extremes

  2. middle(n.)

    midst, centre, central part

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. middle(a)

    mean, medial, intermediate, intervening

  2. middle(n)

    center, midst

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  1. American Lyles:

    I had to have my tonsils removed at six years old and there wasn't really a day in my early childhood where I don't remember going to the hospital, being on a breathing machine or being in the middle of the night and having to go to hospital because my chest was so restricted, being hooked up to a breathing machine...my mama staying with me the whole night. It wasn't the finest of times.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    It's the reason why I warned about having Russia in the Middle East, i warned exactly, specifically, this could happen. That there could be an incident with Turkey, a NATO ally. That they could aggressively fly over their territory and be shot down.

  3. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    I don't know if it's a winning strategy or not, but this is what I do know: The middle class of this country is disappearing despite the fact that people are working longer hours and they're earning lower wages.

  4. E. Joseph Crossman:

    Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

  5. Huw Williams:

    Due to its limited operating range - about two km - if the Indian military is using the system it would most likely be for close reconnaissance or security work, our Middle East editor believes that Islamic State are using similar systems.

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    An antonym for "disparage"
    • A. blandish
    • B. minimize
    • C. diminish
    • D. belittle

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