Translation of "middle" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun [ no plural ] uk /ˈmɪd·l/ us /ˈmɪd·əl/

A2 the centre of something

We live right in the middle of the town.

B1 not the beginning or the end but the time in between

The letter should arrive by the middle of next week.
be in the middle of something

B1 to be busy

estar en medio de algo
I can’t talk now – I’m in the middle of cooking dinner.
adjective uk /ˈmɪd·l/ us /ˈmɪd·əl/

in a central position

(del) medio
The middle layer is made of plastic.

(Translation of “middle” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /ˈmidl/

the central point or part

medio, centro
the middle of a circle.

the central area of the body; the waist

You’re getting rather fat round your middle.
middling adjective


mediano, regular
He’s neither tall nor short, but of middling height.
middle age noun

the years between youth and old age

mediana edad
She is well into middle age.
middle-aged adjective

de mediana edad
a middle-aged man/woman.
the Middle Ages noun plural

the time between the end of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance.

Edad Media
the Middle East noun

Egypt and the countries of Asia west of Pakistan.

Oriente Medio
middleman /-mӕn/ noun (plural middlemen)

a dealer who buys goods from the person who makes or grows them, and sells them to shopkeepers or to the public; a wholesaler

You can save money by buying direct from the factory and cutting out the middleman.
be in the middle of (doing) something

to be busily occupied doing something

estar (justo) haciendo algo, estar ocupado haciendo algo
Please excuse my appearance. I was in the middle of washing my hair.

(Translation of “middle” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)