Definition of middle adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪdl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪdl//
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  •  [only before noun] in a position in the middle of an object, group of objects, people, etc.; between the beginning and the end of something Pens are kept in the middle drawer. She's the middle child of three. He was very successful in his middle forties. a middle-sized room the middle-income groups in society
  • Word OriginOld English middel, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch middel and German Mittel.Idioms
    (steer, take, etc.) a middle course, (find, etc.) a/the middle way
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    (to take/find) an acceptable course of action that avoids two extreme positions
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: middle