English adjective: middle
|1.||middle being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series|
|Samples||Adolescence is an awkward in-between age.|
In a mediate position.
The middle point on a line.
|2.||middle equally distant from the extremes|
|Synonyms||center, halfway, midway|
|3.||middle of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages|
|Samples||Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500.|
|4.||middle between an earlier and a later period of time|
|Samples||In the middle years.|
In his middle thirties.
English noun: middle
|1.||middle (location) an area that is approximately central within some larger region|
|Samples||It is in the center of town.|
They ran forward into the heart of the struggle.
They were in the eye of the storm.
|Synonyms||center, centre, eye, heart|
|Broader (hypernym)||area, country|
|Narrower (hyponym)||center stage, central city, centre stage, city center, city centre, financial center, hub, inner city, medical center, midfield, midstream, seat, storm center, storm centre|
|Instance hyponym||City of London, the City|
|2.||middle (cognition) an intermediate part or section|
|Samples||A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.|
|Broader (hypernym)||division, part, section|
|3.||middle (body) the middle area of the human torso (usually in front)|
|Samples||Young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable.|
|Broader (hypernym)||area, region|
|Part meronym||body, torso, trunk|
|4.||middle (time) time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period|
|Samples||The middle of the war.|
Rain during the middle of April.
|Broader (hypernym)||point, point in time|
|Antonyms||commencement, get-go, offset, outset, showtime, starting time, beginning, end, kickoff, start, ending, first|
English verb: middle
|1.||middle (contact) put in the middle|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||lay, place, pose, position, put, set|