Definition of amid preposition from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    amid

     preposition
    preposition
    BrE BrE//əˈmɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈmɪd//
     
    (also mid, amidst
    BrE BrE//əˈmɪdst//
     
    ; NAmE 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.
  3. Word Origin Middle English amidde(s).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: amid