Meaning of “midst” in the English Dictionary

"midst" in British English

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midstnoun [ U ]

uk /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ 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.


uk /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ us /mɪdst/ /mɪtst/ literary

(Definition of “midst” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /mɪdst/


Long Beach is in the midst of a revival.
The pear tree stoodin the midst of a rainbow of flowers.

(Definition of “midst” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)