Definition of amid preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    amid

     preposition
    preposition
    NAmE//əˈmɪd//
     
    (also mid, amidst
    NAmE//əˈmɪdst//
     
    )
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1in the middle of or during something, especially something that causes excitement or fear He finished his speech amid tremendous applause. The firm collapsed amid allegations of fraud.
  2. 2surrounded by something The hotel was in a beautiful position amid lemon groves.
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