midst definition, meaning - what is midst in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “midst”

See all translations

midst

noun [U] uk   us   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ formal
the middle of a group of people or things: She caught sight of Johnny in their midst (= among them), laughing and talking.in the midst of sth in the middle of an event, situation, or activity: I'm sorry but I'm too busy - I'm in the midst of writing a report. The country is in the midst of an economic crisis.

midst

preposition uk   us   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ literary
among: The summit of the mountain appeared midst the clouds.
(Definition of midst from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of midst?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “midst” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Between

“midst”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More