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   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ formal us  
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   /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ literary us  
among: The summit of the mountain appeared midst the clouds.
Translations of “midst”
in Spanish en medio de, entre…
in French au milieu de, pendant…
in German inmitten…
in Chinese (Traditional) 中間,當中,中央…
in Chinese (Simplified) 中间,当中,中央…
(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

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More