What is middle?

  • (adj): Of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages.
    Example: "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on middle:

Bree (Middle-earth)
... Tolkien's Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain ... by the time of the Third Age of Middle-earth ... was the westernmost settlement of men in Middle-earth, and there was no other settlement of men within a hundred leagues of the Shire ...
... this voice is typically written in the range from the second F below middle C to the F above middle C (i.e ... F2–F4) in choral music, and from the second G below middle C to the G above middle C (G2 to G4) in operatic music, but can be extended at either end ...
Cunt - Etymology
... In Middle English, it appeared with many spellings, such as coynte, cunte and queynte, which did not always reflect the actual pronunciation of the word ... in most Germanic languages, such as the Swedish, Faroese and Nynorsk kunta West Frisian and Middle Low German kunte Middle Dutch conte Dutch kut Middle Low German kutte ... The word in its modern meaning is attested in Middle English ...
Disorders of The Middle Ear
... The middle ear is hollow ... there will be a pressure difference between the middle ear and the outside environment ... If middle ear pressure remains low, the ear drum may become retracted into the middle ear ...
Third Age
... Tolkien's Middle-earth fantasy writings ... The history of Middle-earth is to be taken fictionally as a history of the real Earth ... throughout the Age as the rise of Sauron came to dominate Middle-earth ...

More definitions of "middle":

  • (adj): Between an earlier and a later period of time.
    Example: "In the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"
  • (verb): Put in the middle.
  • (adj): Being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series.
    Example: "The middle point on a line"
    Synonyms: in-between, mediate
  • (noun): An intermediate part or section.
    Example: "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
  • (noun): An area that is approximately central within some larger region.
    Synonyms: center, centre, heart, eye
  • (noun): The middle area of the human torso (usually in front).
    Synonyms: midriff, midsection
  • (noun): Time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period.
    Example: "The middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"

Famous quotes containing the word middle:

    It was not till the middle of the second dance, when, from some pauses in the movement wherein they all seemed to look up, I fancied I could distinguish an elevation of spirit different from that which is the cause or the effect of simple jollity.—In a word, I thought I beheld Religion mixing in the dance.
    Laurence Sterne (1713–1768)

    It is not possible to create peace in the Middle East by jeopardizing the peace of the world.
    Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960)

    The pursuit of Fashion is the attempt of the middle class to co-opt tragedy. In adopting the clothing, speech, and personal habits of those in straitened, dangerous, or pitiful circumstances, the middle class seeks to have what it feels to be the exigent and nonequivocal experiences had by those it emulates.
    David Mamet (b. 1947)