What is middle?

  • (noun): An area that is approximately central within some larger region.
    Synonyms: center, centre, heart, eye
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on middle:

... 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 ...
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 ... the Age as the rise of Sauron came to dominate Middle-earth ...
Disorders of The Middle Ear
... The middle ear is hollow ... into the water, 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 ...
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 ... Swedish, Faroese and Nynorsk kunta West Frisian and Middle Low German kunte Middle Dutch conte Dutch kut Middle Low German kutte Middle High German kotze ("prostitute") German kott, and ... The word in its modern meaning is attested in Middle English ...
Bree (Middle-earth)
... Tolkien's Middle-earth, east of the Shire and south of Fornost Erain ... men in Eriador, long established by the time of the Third Age of Middle-earth ... By the time of the War of the Ring Bree was the westernmost settlement of men in Middle-earth, and there was no other settlement of men within a hundred ...

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

Famous quotes containing the word middle:

    During the first formative centuries of its existence, Christianity was separated from and indeed antagonistic to the state, with which it only later became involved. From the lifetime of its founder, Islam was the state, and the identity of religion and government is indelibly stamped on the memories and awareness of the faithful from their own sacred writings, history, and experience.
    Bernard Lewis, U.S. Middle Eastern specialist. Islam and the West, ch. 8, Oxford University Press (1993)

    I never yet feared those men who set a place apart in the middle of their cities where they gather to cheat one another and swear oaths which they break.
    Herodotus (c. 484–424 B.C.)

    Said, All you needed to do was just explain;
    Reason Reason is my middle name.
    Josephine Miles (1911–1985)