Meaning of “middle” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /ˈmɪdl/
the middle

B1 the central part, position, or point in time:

We used to live just outside Boston but now we live right (= exactly) in the middle.
The letter should arrive by the middle of next week.
be in the middle of doing sth

B1 to be busy:

I can't talk now - I'm in the middle of cooking a meal.
your middle informal

your waist, or your waist and stomach:

He wrapped the towel round his middle.

(Definition of “middle noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)